The 2020 Community U.P.L.I.F.T (Unity, Public Service, Leadership, Innovation, Friendship & Teamwork) Awards recognizes those who performed an act of service that benefited their community and the residents of Norfolk in response to COVID-19. This included individuals, civic leagues or community organizations, businesses, non-profits, and religious organizations – any individual or group that made a meaningful impact in the community to help others during the pandemic. Nominations were taken from September 4th through the 25th, 2020. If they met the criteria below, they were recognized with an U.P.L.I.F.T. Award at a drive-in ceremony on October 10th.
Contribution or service must have UPLIFTed the community in a way that promotes Unity, Public Service, Leadership, Innovation, Friendship, or Teamwork
Nominees must have contributed to the broader community
Contribution or service must have taken place in Norfolk and/or benefited residents of Norfolk
Contribution or service must have been performed anytime since March 2020
Nominations must be made by someone other than the individual/group being nominated Pictures and videos are encouraged