We’re seeking your input for the 2024 Esteem Awards

On July 6, 2024, the PrideIndex Esteem Awards will honor and celebrate outstanding African American/POC, LGBTQ+ individuals, organizations, and our allies. If you know an organization or individual who stands out from the crowd with their impressive accomplishments, we want to hear everything about them!

Nominate your candidate by our upcoming deadline, February 9, 2024. Self-nominations are okay, too.

The following is a list of categories we seek nominations in both the Chicago area and nationally:

Outstanding Service, Male 

Outstanding Service, Female

Outstanding Service, Transgender

Future Leaders: (honorees under the age of 40)

Outstanding Social Services/CBO 

Outstanding Healthcare Professional 

Institutional Award

Artistic Expression

Special Recognition  

Nominees should be individuals and organizations that have made some substantial contributions to the African American/POC, LGBTQ+ communities, or society at large in the fields of politics, entertainment, health, business, or other areas.  

Individuals, organizations, and co-workers can nominate themselves or another organization by sending an e-mail to Phil Esteem. The nomination information should be in one paragraph of 100 words or less and state the nominee’s achievements or contributions. Nominators can include their own names and contact information as well as the age and contact information of the nominee. Those nominations can be sent to Esteemfeedback@hotmail.com.

Previous honorees will only be considered in new categories. Visit TheEsteemAwards.com for a listing of all awardees to date. 

The finalist will be notified in March 2024 and recognized at a ceremony on Saturday, July 6, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted.