The Human Rights Youth Awards recognize activities performed by local youth that promote and/or contribute to Human Rights in the Iowa City area. The awards are not a competition, but recognition. 

The City of Iowa City Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for its Annual Youth Awards program.

This annual event recognizes the contributions of youth who have promoted and/or contributed to human rights causes locally or globally. Nominations will be considered for work that has taken place since June 2021. 

All nominations must be received by Friday, April 8, 2022. Late nominations will not be accepted. Recipients will be recognized during the Youth Human Rights Awards Program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St. Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague will deliver brief remarks, and recipients will be presented with a certificate of appreciation. For more information, contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or email

2022 Youth Nomination Form