BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Every year, women from across the nation are nominated to be recognized as Remarkable Women.

Across the nation, Nexstar Media Group has sponsored a contest among women to be recognized for their impact on the community, entrepreneurial opportunities and creativity.

Nominations are now open for women from your community to be recognized for their dedication and efforts.

The next Remarkable Woman recipient could be from Baton Rouge. There will be three rounds and 113 winners: 113 local market winners, five semifinalist regional winners and one national winner.

To enter the contest, entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Click here to submit an entry form on behalf of a remarkable woman. Self-nominations are not accepted. To complete the nomination, the entry must include the nominator’s name, phone number, e-mail address, birth date, the nominee’s name, phone number, date of birth and a short essay about the nominee.

The nominee must be a resident of the WGMB/WVLA viewing area, which spans the following parishes:

  • Ascension
  • Assumption
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville
  • Livingston
  • Point Coupee
  • St. Helena
  • West Baton Rouge
  • West Feliciana

The essays will be judged by a local market panel of five judges and scored based on community contributions, self-achievement, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

The local market winner will be selected on Dec. 31, 2023. The winner will be contacted via phone or email on Jan. 8, 2024. The winner also will be announced during the FOX 44 9 p.m. newscast and the 10 p.m. NBC Local 33 newscast on April 2, 2024.

The nominee will be able to select a nonprofit organization to donate $1,000, courtesy of the station.

A panel of three judges will judge the final two rounds and choose the national winner. She will be Nexstar’s 2024 Remarkable Woman of the Year.

The market winners will be flown to Los Angeles, California, to attend a ceremony hosted by Nexstar.

Last year’s Remarkable Woman of the Year winner, Mona Highline, of Grand Junction, Colorado, was awarded because of her work with the Joseph Center and the homeless children in Colorado. Highline has created a center that is transforming lives so families can get a fresh start.