2017 Best And Brightest Awards

The Augusta Chronicle's annual Best and Brightest Awards are designed to highlight outstanding high school seniors from our area. Twenty finalists will be selected. They will be recognized in The Chronicle's annual graduation section on Sunday, May 21st and at the Best and Brightest banquet on Thursday May 18th. Finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges on Thursday, May 11th. Five students will be selected to receive cash prizes: four of $200 and one $1,000 grand prize.

To be considered for the Best and Brightest Award, students must complete and submit: this application form, a short essay, a copy of their high school transcript, and a letter of nomination written by someone other than a personal relative. The deadline for nominations to be received at The Chronicle is Wednesday, May 3rd.

Nominees must be available to attend both the interview on Thursday, May 11th and the awards banquet on Thursday, May 18th. Finalists will be notified by Saturday, May 6th.

Please read this entire form for full instructions.

(Student's most recent and significant awards, activities, etc. Must be listed on this form.)

Click here for the 2017 Best and Brightest Award Nomination Form » (pdf)