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Neighbor Power Indy 2020 Awards

** Please click here for information about all Neighbor Power Indy 2020 Finalists **

About Neighbor Power Indy THANK YOU for joining us at the 9th annual Neighbor Power Indy on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Marian University. This year's theme was: Celebrating 200 Years of Community. Neighbor Power Indy is a fast paced day of networking, interactive resident-led workshops, storytelling and a neighborhood awards ceremony. Convened by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC), this annual event draws neighbors, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, corporate partners, and elected officials. 

About The Neighbor Power Indy Awards Program:
Neighbor Power Indy features an awards program that recognizes grassroots activities and accomplishments that strengthen our neighborhoods. Awards will be presented in three categories, honoring neighborhood-based organizations and collaborations. Winning organizations in each category will receive a monetary award.

Selection will be based on the extent of grassroots leadership, community engagement, partnerships, impact and replicability illustrated by the nominated organization. The Awards Committee is composed of neighborhood and community leaders.

Eligibility:
Neighbor Power Indy awards are designed to recognize neighbor- and neighborhood-led projects. If your neighborhood-based organization completed a neighborhood project or activity in 2019, you are invited to enter the 2020 Neighbor Power Indy Awards competition. For more information about previous awardees, please visit here.

Eligible applicants must be groups of individuals, associations, or not-for-profit organizations (community development corporations, grassroots organizations) working in partnership with neighborhoods and neighbors. Eligible projects must have been completed in Marion County between January 2019 and December 2019.

Application Process:
Submit online form on or before Monday, February 10, 2020. Groups can enter more than one project; however, separate forms must be completed for each entry. The Neighbor Power Indy Awards Committee reserves the right to place an application in the project category that it best fits. Note: 2020 nominations are no longer being accepted. Please join us March 7 at Neighbor Power Indy as we celebrate the awardees!

Questions? Contact Anne-Marie Taylor at ataylor@inrc.org or 317-920-0330, ext. 311.

The Awards:

1) Connecting Community Award
Projects or activities that improve services, cultural aspects, or connections in a neighborhood. Examples could include a local mural project, a neighborhood festival, community engagement programs, etc.

2) Building Local Economy Award
Projects or activities that improve business diversity or economic aspects of a neighborhood. Examples could include a farmer’s market, an eat/shop local initiative, small business support, etc.

3) Inspiring Places Award
Projects or activities that improve safety, housing, or beautification aspects of a neighborhood. Examples could include neighborhood clean-up efforts, community/police partnerships, streetscape improvements, gateways, etc.