The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University annually recognizes Iowans who show the Six Pillars of the Character Counts initiative: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.

Since 2005, the Ray Center has recognized more than 100 Iowans for showing good character. Award winners have included kids, adults, educators, schools, businesses, organizations and sports teams.

Nomination forms are available now at