Camden National Bank, through The Bank of Maine Charitable Foundation, is reminding local nonprofits to get their nominations in for the 2016 Leaders & Luminaries Award competition.

The statewide search honors four of Maine’s leading nonprofit board members and presents them with cash awards for their organizations. The deadline for entries is Sept. 2, 2016.

Leaders & Luminaries recognizes board members who have effectively used inspiration, creativity and ingenuity in board governance and whose contributions have led to the organization’s growth, successful transition or financial stability. Each of the selected leaders will be presented with cash prizes totaling $20,000.

The competition is open to any board director of a 501(c)(3) organization based in Maine who can demonstrate how inspiration, creativity and ingenuity in governance has led to his or her organization's success. Four awards totaling $20,000, presented through The Bank of Maine Charitable Foundation, will be awarded to this year’s winners at a special ceremony held during the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Executive Leadership Forum, “Building Board Engagement,” on Nov. 10, 2016 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.

An independent selection committee, appointed by Camden National Bank, will select the four winners. Each Leaders & Luminaries award winner will receive $5,000 for his or her nonprofit organization. For complete details and entry information, visit the Camden National Bank website at