BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Nominations for the Mayor's Arts Awards -- individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in and dedication the fine and performing arts in Bernards Township -- are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15.

Awardees will be honored at the Parks & Recreation Department's Annual Township Art Show and Reception held in March at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center off Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

The nomination form, with required guidelines, is posted online. 

Nominations will be considered in the following categories:

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Individual – The nominee may be an artist, professional, educator, or community volunteer.

Organization – The nominee may be a non-profit organization, corporation, business or school.

Student – The nominee can be a current high school junior or senior. 

The nominees should not be residents who have previously received a Mayor's Arts Award. A list of previous winners is also posted on the Bernards Township website.

Those with further questions can contact Jennifer Gander, Director of Parks & Recreation at, or 908-204-3159.