WXYZ Announces Second Annual Detroit 2020 Awards

Honoring those making a difference in Metro Detroit

Feb 07, 2013, 18:15 ET from WXYZ-TV

SOUTHFIELD Mich., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV is pleased to announce the second annual Detroit 2020 Awards.  The awards will honor those that embody Detroit 2020's motto of Unify. Inspire. Act.

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Viewers can nominate people or organizations by going to Detroit2020.com.  Deadline for entries is February 25, 2013.

Three awards will be given out:

  • A "Unify" award, which will honor an individual or organization that has worked to bring the community and people closer together in 2012.
  • An "Inspire" award, which will honor an individual or organization that has worked to motivate the community to accomplish great things in 2012.
  • An "Act" award, which will honor an individual or organization that has made a demonstrable impact and made a difference in 2012.

"There is amazing work being done in our community, and WXYZ is proud to recognize the dedication of those striving to make a difference in our communities," said E. W. Scripps divisional general manager, and WXYZ vice-president and general manager, Ed Fernandez.

The Detroit 2020 Awards ceremony will be held in April of 2013.  Winners will receive a cash award from the Scripps Howard Foundation to help further their efforts.

Nominations must be received by 11:59 pm on 2/25/2013.  Nominations will be accepted for 501(c)(3) non-profit entities or individuals that work with a 501(c)(3) only. All award decisions are made at the sole discretion of Scripps Media, Inc.

Individuals or organizations nominated must provide service in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, Monroe, St. Clair, Lapeer or Sanilac county.

Last year's award winners were Toni McIlwain, president and CEO of the Ravendale Community Organization ("Unify" award); The Front Porch ("Inspire" award), and Motor City Blight Busters ("Act" award).

Visit Detroit 2020 at:  www.Detroit2020.com and www.Facebook.com/Detroit2020 to register. 

Detroit 2020 is a decade-long, multi-platform regional impact initiative designed to bring positive changes to Detroit.

WXYZ-TV is owned by E.W. Scripps.  Scripps is a leading media enterprise that embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news, story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis, Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas.