The JCI Iowa Outstanding Young Iowan (OYI) Award recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated a unique impact to the community. This honor is awarded to people aged 21 to 40 who are making an impact in a variety of fields, including business, political, academic achievement and humanitarian efforts. These young active citizens exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide exemplary service to their communities, serving as honorable young active citizens. This is the highest award given by JCI Iowa to a community individual, not necessarily a member of the Jaycees.
Each year, JCI Iowa accepts nominations from our members and the community. These nominations give our communities the chance to say “thank you” for making the community a better place, to network for future collaborations, and to inspire other communities with incredible ideas. Through an intense judging process, up to three of the nominated individuals will be honored as recipients of the Outstanding Young Iowan award. Those receiving the recognition are truly accomplished in their fields and/or in giving back to their communities. These individuals represent the best of the best and are individuals we should strive to emulate in our everyday actions. Each Honoree has shown a commitment to hope, reminding all Americans that no problem is too difficult when handled with grace, ingenuity, courage, and determination.
Please download and fill out the online Outstanding Young Iowan nomination award form. Once completed and signed, return the acknowledgement form.
We would like to compile a complete list of recipients and could use your help. If you know of anyone that should be on this list or if you can supply any more information, then please reach out to
our President at IA@jciusa.org
With your support, JCI Iowa will celebrate the honorees of the Outstanding Young Iowan (OYI) Award. This award recognizes inspiring individuals who are making a positive impact in Iowa. The program includes an OYI Panel during the JCI Iowa All-State Conference and a banquet award presentation with speeches from each of the honorees.
JCI Iowa All-State Conferences are attended by young individuals, ages 18-40, from all across Iowa with guests from all around the country. Please join us to support the organization’s efforts on empowering and inspiring leaders at this conference and Awards Banquet. This award has been given to numerous outstanding young Iowans dating back to prior to the 1980’s to ensure individuals receive the recognition they deserve. JCI Iowa has 400 members with a network of 10,000+ in the US and 150,000+ globally in the organization and a great following of over 1,000 followers on Facebook with a reach averaging 500 people on posts. Our Instagram page is followed by 687 people from all over Iowa, the country, and worldwide. We would love the chance to share your support of this prestigious award across all of our social media platforms.
Become an Outstanding Young Iowan Award sponsor!
The $1,000 Sponsor Package includes: