The Star Tribune is now accepting nominations for three special honors that will be announced in June for the fourth annual Star Tribune All-Metro Sports Awards. Anyone can nominate a student, coach, leader or special person who contributes to prep sports. The honors are:

The Courage in Competition Award

This award will be given to the student-athlete who has displayed great courage, in any form, this school year.

The Student First Award

Our academics-focused honor will be awarded to the student-athlete who has performed at the highest level in the classroom this season.

The Difference-Maker of the Year

A highlight every year, our Difference-Maker honor will be awarded to a person who displayed an extraordinary spirit of service and selflessness in supporting student athletes and advancing high school athletics in the metro area.

Nominating is easy

To submit a nomination, simply go here and follow the steps:

After the nomination period concludes, nominees will be evaluated and winners carefully chosen by the Star Tribune Sports staff.

Seven other honors will be awarded as well: Boys and Girls Teams of the year, Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year for both a boys' team and a girls' team, and our play of the year.


Our fourth annual All-Metro Sports Awards show will be virtual again this year, as it was last June. Special videos recognizing the winners and celebrating a difficult but special school year will be produced and streamed by the Star Tribune in June.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate these special individuals.