In its ninth year, the Immigrant Journey Awards program is now accepting nominations of outstanding immigrants and immigrant-focused organizations. Presented by the Dallas law firm, Badmus & Associates, the awards recognize the achievements and contributions of immigrant individuals as well as businesses and organizations promoting accessibility, inclusion and full community participation of new immigrants.
Everyone is encouraged to nominate extraordinary business, professional, and community leaders and advocates, who have made significant impacts on others and society. Nominations (https://bit.ly/2BE6PRF), which are submitted electronically, will remain open from now until April 25, 2020.
Award nominees include entrepreneurs, advocates, civic leaders and individuals who have made substantial professional achievements in their field. They can be nominated for these applicable categories: Immigrant Entrepreneur, Immigrant Professional Excellence, Immigrant Advocate and Immigrant Spirit Awards.
“In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, we are excited to spotlight outstanding immigrant achievements once again as we continue to celebrate the diversity of North Texas and our nation, honor exceptional immigrants and their advocates, and award scholarships to outstanding immigrant or first generation American high school seniors,” said Ann Massey Badmus, founder of Badmus & Associates and the Immigrant Journey Awards.
The Immigrant Entrepreneur Award is for an individual who has built a highly successful North Texas business and sets an example for other motivated entrepreneurs locally and in the nation. Immigrants who have made remarkable strides in a professional field are eligible for the Immigrant Professional Excellence Award, while the Immigrant Spirit Award recognizes an individual who has contributed substantially to the well-being of the entire community or region. Lastly, the Immigrant Advocate Award goes to an individual, organization, business or government entity that has made a powerful and positive impact on the welfare of immigrants via public advocacy.
Honorees have diverse backgrounds and inspirational stories of perseverance, achievement, and overcoming the odds as immigrants in the community.
The Immigrant Journey Awards will be presented at the annual Immigrant Journey Awards Gala on Friday, June 12, 2020. Award finalists will be notified by May 1, 2020 and expected to attend the gala in order to be considered for an award. Interested parties should visit http://www.immigrantjourney.org to find out more and submit a nomination.