Nominations are open for the 2021 Governor's Points of Light Awards


It pays to submit your 2021 Governor’s Points of Light nomination early! We are in the final 30 days of the nomination period for the 2021 Governor’s Points of Light Awards. The Governor's Points of Light Awards recognize exemplary individual volunteers, non-profit organizations, corporate business volunteer programs, community leaders and national service members.  Don’t wait until the last minute – in fact, if you submit your nomination by May 24, 2021, you could win a prize!

All nominators who submit by May 24th will be entered into a raffle that includes gift cards, free tickets to the Awards reception on October 14, 2021 and much more!
Don’t delay! Help us tell the stories of these amazing individuals, organizations and national service members who do extraordinary work in Nevada and make it such a great place to live. Submit your nomination today: you have any questions, please contact our office at (775) 825-1900 or

What are the nomination categories?The nomination categories for 2021 are:· Individual Volunteer (18 and older)· Individual Youth Volunteer (under 18)· National Service Member of the year· Nonprofit/Community Organization Volunteer Program· Business/Corporate Volunteer Program· Community Leadership Award· Lifetime Achievement AwardAll 3 finalists in each category will receive an award (gold, silver or bronze) at the Awards Ceremony in October.

When can I submit a nomination?Nominations will open on Monday, April 5, 2021 and remain open through the end of May. But please don’t wait until the last minute – plan to submit your nomination early!

When will the awards be presented?This year we hope to present the awards at an in-person reception along with live-streaming of the ceremony sometime in October 2021 (exact date and location TBD). This is subject to state mandated COVID restrictions and could be changed.

How do I submit a nomination? Submit a 2021 GPOL nomination here If you have any questions or need additional information about the 2021 Governor’s Points of Light Awards, please contact Terry Bell at (775) 825-1900 or

For more information on the Governor's Points of Light Awards and other Volunteer Recognition programs, please check out our website:

How else can I get involved with the 2021 Governor'sPoints of Light Awards?
Consider becoming a GPOL JudgeIf you feel you have something to offer in reviewing and evaluating the Governor’s Points of Light Award nominations, please submit an application. Judging applications will be accepted from May 1 through May 31, 2021.Apply to be a 2021 GPOL Judge here
Become a GPOL Sponsor Sponsorship packages are still being developed as we determine what type of event will be held this year. For more information, please contact Terry Bell at (775) 825-1900 or
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