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Wednesday is the regular deadline for the McKnight’s Women of Distinction awards. In other words, it is the last day to secure the $99 entry fee.

The fourth annual awards program honors women who work in home care, long-term care and senior living. McKnight’s Home Care, along with sister brands, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, are holding the event. Here are the categories:

Hall of Honor candidates should be at the level of vice president (or equivalent) or higher and must have made a significant impact in their organizations.

Rising Star nominees should have fewer than 15 years of experience in the industry, be no more than 40 years old, and they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the industry.

Veteran VIP honorees will fall between the Hall of Honor inductees and Rising Stars. Veteran VIP nominees should have more than 15 years of experience in home care, senior living or skilled nursing but should be at a level lower than vice president (or equivalent.

This year, an additional award, the McKnight’s Spirit Award, will recognize inspiring women who provide care and services. A candidate must have demonstrated though a deed or series of actions how she went above and beyond to serve the profession. As many as five honorees will be chosen. Nominations for this award will be accepted at no charge.

For additional information about the awards, and to nominate someone for any of them, visit this website.

All honorees, including a Lifetime Achievement Award winner, will be celebrated at an in-person event on May 12 in Chicago. The event also will recognize winners from 2020 and 2021, when the awards ceremony was held virtually. Educational sessions will be offered the next day; details will be announced at a later date.

Starting Thursday, the nomination entry fee will be $129. McKnight’s will accept nominations through Jan. 12.

The program’s Diamond sponsor is PointClickCare.