Application Deadline Extended for Idaho’s Brightest Star Nominations


For Immediate Release: Oct. 16, 2018
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

The deadline to submit nominations for the annual Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards has been extended until Oct. 26, 2018. The annual award program, presented by Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, recognizes outstanding Idaho volunteers in a variety of categories.

Nomination forms can be found at The submission categories are:

  • Individual
  • Student – 19 years-old and younger
  • Veteran
  • Individual – 55 years-old and older
  • Business
  • Nonprofit/Civic Organization
  • Teacher/Professor

To be eligible, nominees must be Idaho residents who have performed volunteer service in 2018. Companies must conduct business in Idaho to be eligible. If the company’s headquarters are out of state, local affiliates must be engaged in local volunteer activities. Individuals may submit more than one nomination per category or in multiple categories.

A panel to include Serve Idaho commissioners, Serve Idaho staff, and unaffiliated community members will review and select the winners in each category. An award ceremony will take place January 16, 2019, at Boise State University’s Student Union Building in the Simplot Ballroom to recognize the winners.

For more information on the Idaho’s Brightest Stars Awards and volunteering, visit


Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Idaho Department of Labor.

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