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This award may be presented to either broadcast media, print media, individuals or companies who through a network program, or a series of programs, articles, publications or advertising have successfully heightened public awareness of kidney disease, its related problems or any programs in which the Kidney Foundation is actively involved. Please note, information on volunteer involvement with the Kidney Foundation is not needed in as much detail as with other awards. More than one award may be presented in a given year.

Nomination Process

  1. A nomination can be made by a volunteer or a staff member. We encourage re-submission of unsuccessful nominations from previous competitions.
  2. All nominations should be submitted via email (or typewritten if submitted via another medium).
  3. The nominator must complete and sign the first page of the nomination form. More than one nomination can be submitted per award.
  4. Along with a nomination, the nominator must provide information to support the nomination of the individual for the award.
Please note that we are no longer accepting nominations for the 2021 awards.
Make sure to visit this page in December to submit nominations for 2022!


List of all National Recognition Award recipients