Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 27 for the 2015 Kentucky Outstanding Civic Education Leadership Award. Presented by the Kentucky Office of Secretary of State in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky Department of Education, the award recognizes efforts to promote civic engagement among Kentucky students.

Those eligible for the award include teachers, school administrators, educational leaders, legislators and community organization leaders who have made notable contributions toward promoting or implementing civic learning to prepare students to be engaged and responsible citizens.

One finalist is selected from each of 16 regions, and the award winner selected from that group will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward resources or equipment for his school or program. The winner and finalists will be recognized at a ceremony held during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 basketball tournament March 18-22 in Lexington.

Click here for more information on the award or to download the nomination packet.