On April 18, 2023, we will gather to honor the 2023 Heroes of Character. These Heroes will be nominated by their peers as upstanding citizens and people of character, and represent the best of the Tri-State area. They will come from all over the region, from different backgrounds and walks of life. They are willing to do the right thing, no matter who is watching. They set an example of care and compassion in our communities. 


If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email heroes@charactercincinnati.org

Questions? Email heroes@charactercincinnati.org 

Need paper copies of the forms? Email heroes@charactercincinnati.org 


**DEADLINE Saturday, December 10, 2022**


Tips for a GREAT Heroes of Character Nomination:

  • The form requires contact information (phone, email, post address) for the nominee, nominee’s parents in the case of student nominations, and the nominator. Have these handy for an easy application!
  • Obtain permission from the nominee or nominee’s parents before nominating them. Once we announce the Heroes this makes for a much smoother process.
  • Ensure your statement of character connects with the Character Qualities. Need inspiration? Check out the page on All Character Qualities for the definitions of each.
  • We are always humbled when we read the nominations we receive, but there are a lot of them! Please clearly illustrate the character quality(-ies) demonstrated on a regular basis by the individual you are nominating. This also helps with adapting the nominations into the programs, as each nominee and Hero will have a paragraph on their nomination.
  • And lastly, make sure you send it in on time! We will accept online entries until midnight on December 10, 2022. Mailed entries must have a postmark of December 10, 2022, or earlier.
Nominations from the City of Hamilton Area

If you are planning to nominate someone from the City of Hamilton area, the Hamilton City of Character Coalition will be reviewing your nomination based on some or all of their five qualities of Acceptance, Compassion, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Links to their online nomination forms are below.

**The deadline for Hamilton City of Character nominations is December 10, 2022, at midnight.**

Hamilton Hero of Character Nominations

Click here to access the online nomination form for Adult Heroes of Character in the City of Hamilton.

Hamilton Student Hero of Character Nominations

Click here to access the online nomination form for Student (K-12)Heroes of Character in the City of Hamilton.

Nominators will be informed ahead of the general public if their nominee is chosen as a Hero. Nominators will be given a chance to set up auxiliary honorary events for their nominees (for example, at a school assembly or all-staff meeting) with a Character Council representative. Nominators and Finalists receive deeply discounted admission to the Heroes of Character Celebration, and Heroes and Student Heroes of Character receive complimentary admission, as well as a select number of complimentary admissions.


The Character Council is accepting nominations from all over the Tri-State area. Committees in different communities will choose the Heroes from their area based on the nominations received before the deadline. Click below for the Adult Hero Nomination form and the Student Hero Nomination form.