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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Social Work Awards

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Thursday, August 17, 2023


The nomination deadline has been extended! Nominations are still being accepted for this year's NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards! This year, we are looking for outstanding individuals whose work has supported and promoted the social work profession and the people it serves. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, August 17, 2023.


Request a Nomination Form: Submit the nominee name, e-mail, and award category to us through our Contact Us form to request a Social Work Awards Nomination Form.


Nominations will be accepted for the following categories:

  • Social Worker of the Year: An NASW-Illinois Chapter member in good standing who: reflects the values espoused in our NASW-Illinois Chapter Mission Statement; promotes the NASW to the public and advocates for the populations social work serves; represents the highest ethical standards of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics; contributes to improvement of the social fabric in tangible and intangible ways; takes risks and enlists public support for improved human services. Must hold an LSW or LCSW and reside/work in the state of Illinois.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: An NASW-Illinois Chapter member in good standing who: has accomplished stellar successes in his/her social work career which have enhanced the profession, supported clients, upheld social work values, and advocated for the betterment of all people. Must currently and previously held an LSW or LCSW and reside/work in the state of Illinois.

  • Public Citizen of the Year: A non-social worker who: exemplifies the social work profession with outstanding service to individuals served by social workers; reflects the highest ethical standards in his/her field of endeavor; takes risks and enlists public support for improved human services; advocates for and contributes to the public’s awareness of social problems. Must reside/work in the state of Illinois.

  • Emerging Leader: Emerging leaders are “early” career social workers who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, expertise, and dedication to the profession in the state of Illinois, whose contributions enhance practice knowledge and/or the capacity of the profession and the human service to obtain resources and influence. They have all demonstrated excellence in a variety of areas, including public or nonprofit agency-based practice, policy/legislative advocacy, academia, resource development, and administration. Must reside/work in the state of Illinois.


Request a Nomination Form: Submit the nominee name, e-mail, and award category to us through our Contact Us form to request a Social Work Awards Nomination Form.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Thursday, August 17, 2023

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