The Ohio Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio.

The Ohio Arts Council is seeking nominations for the 2017 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio.

Residents can nominate an individual or organization to celebrate and showcase artistic and philanthropic excellence in their community. This year's categories are arts administration; arts education; arts patron; business support, large and small; community development and participation; individual artist; and the Irma Lazarus Award.

Nominators must write a 350- to 800-word narrative, collect up to five one-page support letters electronically and upload the files to the online nomination form at bit.ly/2cwT75W before 5 p.m. Oct. 24.

For more information, visit oac.ohio.gov/GovernorsAwards.