Nominate deserving restaurateurs for the Restaurant Neighbor Award and the Faces of Diversity Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Winners receive national recognition, a paid trip to Washington DC, cash prize and scholarships awarded in their name. About the Restaurant Neighbor Award If your restaurant is one of the 90 percent of restaurants doing charitable work in their community share your story! Tell us how your restaurant gives back and you could be eligible to win $5,000 for your favorite charity or community project. Each year, three national winners are chosen: one small business, one mid-size business and one large business. Finalists are chosen by their state restaurant associations, and then compete for one of four national awards. In addition to the grand prize of $5,000, national winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC where they will be honored at the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference in April 2016. Apply for the Restaurant Neighbor Award About the Faces of Diversity Award The Faces of Diversity Awards program honors individuals in the restaurant industry who have realized the American Dream through hard work, determination and enterprise. Each winner will have a $2,500 NRAEF student scholarship presented in his or her name. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC where they will be honored at the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference in April 2016. Apply for the Faces of Diversity Award To apply for the awards or to nominate a restaurateur for either award go to NRAEF.org/Awards. The deadline to apply for the award is October 30, 2015 but submit your story now for a chance to be prominently featured on the NRAEF's website. For more information, please contact Alyssa Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 973-3679.