Sept. 29 is the deadline for the 2012 Citizens Award for formerly incarcerated individuals making a positive impact in their communities. Nominations are for individuals who have been out of prison for three years or more. Five awards are granted in five different categories. Previous honorees include Umar Abdul Jalil, Diana Ortiz, Dr. Divine Pryor and many others. The sixth annual award ceremony is sponsored by Citizens Against Recidivism and is being held at the Alhambra Ballroom on Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. For more information on the nominating process email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-626-7233, ext. 1.