Q: Who can submit a nomination?
Anyone can submit a nomination for any of the categories. We just ask that you have permission from the person, agency or organization you are submitting.

Q: How many times can I submit a nomination?
You can nominate as many individuals, agencies or community organizations as you’d like. However, we do ask that you only submit one application per individual or company. Duplicates will be deleted.

Q: When is the deadline for the award?
Jack Cover Award and Visionary Leadership Award nominations are open until December 15, 2023. RISE Award nominations are open October 16 - December 15, 2023.

Q: Who is on the panel of judges?
We will announce the panel on our news page at during the nomination window.

Q: Who owns the submissions?
Axon retains ownership of all materials and stories submitted for the contest.

Q: How will the winners be announced?
Once the panel of judges selects the winners, Axon’s creative team will coordinate with each winner to film a video covering their story. We will highlight the video at Accelerate 2024. Following Accelerate, we will promote the winners and the video on our social pages and with the media.

Q: I have a story to tell but I missed the nomination window.
We would love to hear and promote your stories on our social channels and within Axon! Please email