The Tri States Area is full of talented women who should be recognized for their passion and dedication to making a difference within their community and/or business. You know the ones - they're viewed as stars by their peers, friends and managers. Sometimes they're easy to recognize and sometimes they fly under the radar. Now, here's an opportunity to put them in the spotlight and share their story. 


Townsquare Media is seeking nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards to be presented at the Ladies Night Out event on October 14, 2015. One award will go to a Shining Star (40 years of age and older as of Oct 14, 2015) and one will go to a Rising Star (under the age of 40 as of Oct 14, 2015).

To nominate a candidate, fill out the form below, or mail a statement detailing the candidate's accomplishments and qualifications along with a resumé (whenever possible) and note which category they are being nominated for (Shining Star or Rising Star). Honorees will be chosen based on the quality of the nomination submitted, not the quantity of nominations.

The deadline for nominations is September 25, 2015.  Five finalists in each category will be announced on October 2, 2015 

You may also mail nominations or support materials to:

Townsquare Media
Women of Distinction Awards
408 North 24th St
Quincy, IL 62301

Questions? Call Dave Greene at 217-223-5292

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Whom should I nominate? You should nominate someone who is an established business leader, entrepreneur, community leader or up-and-comer who has blazed a trail in the business world in their careers. We're looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories. Nominees should be the best and brightest our community has to offer.
  • Why should I nominate someone? This is a chance to honor a peer, a mentor or someone you admire. It is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know someone who serves as an example to you, this is your chance to help share that person's story.
  • How are the finalists and winners chosen? Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of judges comprising of businesswomen in the Tri States Area.