NEW MEXICANS ARE KNOWN FOR their resilience and compassion. From volunteers and philanthropists to healthcare workers and educators, many individuals went above and beyond to serve their communities during the past 12 months.

Now it's time to recognize those exceptional individuals who have made a difference in our state. The New Mexico Magazine True Heroes Awards, presented in December 2022, will honor these deserving individuals.

Do you know a volunteer or philanthropist who has helped those in need? An innovator who created change in their community? A healthcare worker who has gone above and beyond to care for patients? An educator who has helped students overcome adversity? Nominate them today for the True Heroes Awards!

Last year's honorees worked to preserve Native ways of life, created a nurturing space for female entrepreneurs and artists, found shelter for the homeless, brought furry comfort to those in need, weaved a cultural legacy, and inspired us during the ups and downs of a tumultuous year.

Nominations are open now through July 01, 2022. Ten winners will be featured in New Mexico Magazine's December 2022 issue, presented with a crystal plaque, and recognized in a 30-minute documentary in conjunction with KOB4 (date to-be-determined). Please note, to be eligible, the nominee's service must have taken place between July 2021 and June 2022. For more information, please contact Joe Leong at or 505-629-9509.

See New Mexico Magazine's 2020 True Heroes and 2021 True Heroes.

To nominate your True Hero, click the link below: