Local 10's 'My Future, My Choice' LIFE Awards

Awards to honor outstanding members of the South Florida community


Meet your My Future, My Choice LIFE Awards finalists. 

After six weeks of nominations and an intense selection process, eight adults and eight youth were chosen.  In addition, two adult finalists were chosen for the LIFEchanger Award and two for the LIFEtime Award.  It’s now up to you to vote for your favorite finalist from now until Friday, August 31. The finalist with the most votes in each category wins.  

The finalists are featured in the category for which they were nominated.  The categories are:    

Leadership - This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional character personally, professionally and academically, made sustained contributions to his/her profession or school, mentored the next generation of leaders and volunteered significant time serving vulnerable members of his/her community.   

Inspiration - This award recognizes an individual who has defied the odds or transformed a tragedy into triumph.  This individual has demonstrated grace in the face of adversity, overcome hardships, achieved academic or professional excellence and established programs, school clubs and/or initiatives to help propel others to success.      

Family - This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated unconditional love, been a consistent and comforting presence to loved ones in and outside the home, exemplified good character, sound decision making and a solid work ethic, and actively fostered the academic, personal and professional advancement of family members.     

Education - This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a record of academic excellence, creativity in project innovation and leadership, an ability to inspire others to reach their academic potential and effectively mentor or tutor students.   

LIFEchanger Award – This award recognizes a hometown hero who entered a person’s life at a pivotal point and made a significant impact. 

LIFEtime Award – This award recognizes a community member who’s dedicated his or her life to the betterment of others.   

To view the LIFE Awards rules and regulations, including voting, please click here

All finalists will attend a special awards ceremony, on Wednesday, October 10, from 6 :30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., at the stunning Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The Diplomat is our generous venue sponsor for the LIFE Awards.  

Winners will be announced for the first time at the October event and the ceremony will air on Local 10 on Friday, October 19, from 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.  

The LIFE Awards is proudly sponsored and supported by Dade County Federal Credit Union, Simply Healthcare and Vera Motors.