Iris Awards

Save the Date for the 2016 Iris AwardsIris Awards logo

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Clark College's Gaiser Student Center
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale in February.

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to all the nominators!

This year's Iris Award honorees will be posted here as soon as they have been notified. Registration for this event will open in February.

About the Iris Awards

The Iris Awards were established to honor the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington and beyond. Three awards may be presented annually and recipients may be honored in any of three categories: service in the public sector, private sector, and philanthropic. Nominations are only open to those women who have not been previously recognized as a Women of Achievement or Iris Award honoree. A list of previous award recipients can be found here.

The Iris Awards are presented each year by Clark College, the Clark College Foundation, the Vancouver Business Journal, and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Support for the event this year also comes from the YWCA Clark County and H-Roc.

History of the Iris Awards

The Iris Awards are a continuation of a tradition of honoring women in Southwest Washington that began in 1985 with a photography exhibit at Clark College. Over the years, the annual event has developed into an official awards ceremony, with a nomination process open to all members of the local community. Learn more . . .