As part of its annual “Shine the Light” event on September 21st, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence recognizes and celebrates those individuals and groups who are changing Ohio’s communities and institutions to more effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence and to better support and empower survivors.

OAESV is accepting nominations for the three award categories below through August 11, 2017.

The Community Changemaker Award honors a group or individuals whose efforts have distinguished their communities as models for violence response and/or prevention.

The Inspirational Changemaker Award honors an individual whose passion and dedication has distinguished them as an inspirational leader within the movement to end sexual violence in Ohio.

The Institutional Changemaker Award honors a group or individual who is changing Ohio’s institutions in ways that distinguish our state within the national context of survivor-focused response to sexual violence.

Award recipients will be notified by August 18, 2017. Awards will be presented at the Shine the Light event at the Fawcett Center at Ohio State University in Columbus on September 21st. If you have any questions about the awards or the nomination process, please contact Becky Perkins at For information about Shine the Light, including registration, please visit: 

This survey will ask for your contact information as the nominator, as well as your nominee's contact information. Additionally, you will be asked to respond to the following questions about your nominee. You will not be able to return to the survey to complete it at a later time, so please have your responses to these questions prepared prior to submitting:

1. Why is your nominee a changemaker to end sexual violence?
2. What sets your nominee apart from other individuals/programs in your community?
3. How has the nominee impacted individuals/organizations in the community?
4. What successful outcomes have resulted from the nominee's work?

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Becky Perkins at
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