Honorees

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Barack Obama Award: The SCYD’s highest honor given to a political contributor under 40. Recipient should have an impressive and measurable demonstration of achievement as either an elected official, political advisor, GOTV organizer, or legislative lobbyist.

Lifetime Achievement Award: The SCYD’s highest honor granted to a seasoned Democrat. Recipient should have a demonstrated track record of at least 30 years of Democratic activism as an elected official, political advisor, GOTV organizer, or legislative lobbyist.

James Wesley Gibson II “Vanguard of Hope” Award: A seasoned political professional with a demonstrated track record of support and mentorship to the membership of the Shelby County Young Democrats.

Man Of The Year: A high achieving political contributor under 40. Recipient should self-identify as a man and have a timely and demonstrated track record of enthusiasm in government, politics, or issue advocacy.

Woman Of The Year: A high achieving political contributor under 40. Recipient should self-identify as a woman and have a timely and demonstrated track record of enthusiasm in government, politics, or issue advocacy.

Change Agent Of The Year: A high achieving person under 40 whose actions at work or the community demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of a more just world for everyone.

Obama Legacy Award: A civic-minded person under 18 with a record of success in the community, classroom, and student government.