Idaho's Brightest Stars

The Idaho's Brightest Star Awards program celebrates outstanding dedication and accomplishments of Idaho’s volunteers. Honorees are nominated by fellow Idahoans for their civic contributions and volunteer spirit. A committee of peer reviewers select the winner in each category. For questions, email

The 2020 Idaho's Brightest Star Awards will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Boise State University's Student Union Building in the Simplot Ballroom from 6 - 8:30 pm. Nominees from all seven categories will be recognized onstage at the event, with one winner selected in each category who will receive additional recognition. 

A reception will be held in the Simplot Ballroom starting at 5 p.m. for nominees, with doors opening to the general public at 5:45 pm. This event is free and open to the public. 

Nominations for 2020 have closed.