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Award Nominations are Open!

Submit your nominations for our 2024 Ignite Peace Awards!

2024 Ignite Peace Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award

Ignite Peace, formerly Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, established the Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award in 2017 in honor of Robert “Bob” Maxwell who passed away in 2016 and who was a steadfast supporter of the work of Ignite Peace. The Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award recipients are distinguished by giving public witness to justice issues to bring about peace. They have contributed to building understanding, collaboration, and trust in Greater Cincinnati, while holding the belief that peace is possible. 

Previous Award Winners: 

  • Bonnie Neumeier – 2017 
  • Christina Brown – 2018
  • S. Monica McGloin, OP – 2019
  • Rev. Nelson Pierce Jr. – 2020
  • Kristen Barker – 2021
  • Mona Jenkins – 2022
  • Ethan Nichols – 2023

Read the award criteria here.

Click here to submit a nomination.

We will be accepting nominations until July 26, 2024.


2024 Ignite Peace Youth Justice Award

Ignite Peace, formerly Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, is excited to announce the 2024 Ignite Peace Youth Justice Award. This award will be given to a club, group, or extracurricular program of high school students who have made a dedicated effort to promote justice in Greater Cincinnati. The winner will receive the award as part of Ignite Peace’s Annual Gathering in the fall of 2024 (date TBD). In addition to the recognition, a $500 award will be given to the group.

Previous Award Winners: 

  • Hands Across Campus from Archbishop McNicholas High School – 2022
  • Seton Helping Saints from Seton High School – 2023

Read the award criteria here.

Click here to submit a nomination.

We will be accepting nominations until July 26, 2024.