Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Excellence in Education Business Partner of the Year. Businesses/organizations are considered in two categories: over 50 employees and under 50 employees. This award recognizes partnerships that significantly support students and/or school communities with donations of time, resources, and opportunities. Extended Deadline: nominations are due on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Nominees and winners will be honored at the 32nd annual Excellence in Education awards this spring.

Download a Nomination Form

Application Checklist

  1. Completed Business Partner of the Year nomination form.
  2. Supporting attachments that showcase this partnership through testimonies, newspaper articles, photos, etc. (maximum 2 attachments; 2 pages each).

All nominations must be submitted using the form below. You do not need to combine these files.

Need Help?

The supporting materials provide a place to show the business partnership in action. Consider including:

  • Testimonies from students, families, or teachers who have worked with this partner;
  • Photographs of the partnership in action at the school, especially with students and/or family members;
  • Newspaper articles or other recognition that highlights the impact the partnership has made at your school.

Each attachment may be up to two pages.

Files must be 2MB or less to submit through the online form. Here are a few tips to reduce the size of the application package. (If you need help using your school’s scanner, please contact your School Technician).

  • Some scanners are set to a high resolution. Try adjusting the resolution to “medium” or “low” and then re-scan the document.
  • Scan the document in black and white.
  • Before you submit, please make sure that all text is legible in the scanned paged.

If you need additional help, please contact Lauren Grey-Hawkins at 410-222-5371 or

Submit Your Application

Use the below form to upload your nomination. Extended Deadline: Applications are due by 3:00pm on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Fields marked with an * are required

Business Nominee Information

School Information

Nomination Packet

Supporting Materials (Optional)

Submit up to two additional attachments that showcase your school's partnership with this business/organization. Files should be in a PDF or Jpeg format and must be 2MB or smaller.