Know a Boulder County standout? Don’t keep it to yourself. The Camera is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Pacesetter Awards, and the deadline to submit them is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.

Presented since 1985, these prestigious awards recognize Boulder County residents who have made significant contributions in the areas of arts and entertainment, business, community service, education, the environment, quality of life, and science, medicine or health. We also have a youth category to recognize those who are 18 years of age or younger.

Winners will be selected based on their contributions, including donations of time, talent, money or life’s work that have had an impact on the community. The 2012 Pacesetters will select the 2013 Pacesetters, who will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel.

Now is the time to nominate an amazing person in our community and get them the recognition they deserve. Submit your nomination today at or pick up a nomination form at the Camera office (5450 Western Ave., Boulder).