Character Counts! is pleased to announce the Queen Anne’s County “Pillar of Character” Award is back for 2012. Character Counts! in Queen Anne’s County believes that the selection process should be a community-wide effort to choose a person, group or business to receive this award. The award honors an individual, a business/industry, government agency, non-profit organization, or students who have exemplified the spirit of the Character Counts! initiative through their actions and deeds. The Six Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Nominations for this honor will be accepted through October 31st. To nominate a person or group, nominators need to write a brief description of not more than 300 words about the nominee’s activity or initiative that demonstrated the six pillars character. A nomination form is available online by visiting the Character Counts! website, www.peopleofcharacter.org or by calling Jacki Carter at 410-758-6677 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The award winner(s) will be recognized at the annual Character Counts! anniversary celebration on November 27th. Character Counts! was recognized as a one of the best community organizations this year by the readership of the Shore Update. We would like to recognize community members who implement the six pillars on a daily basis who help to make us a strong presence in the county.