TZD Star Awards

Star awards on a display table

The Toward Zero Deaths Star Awards are given to recognize excellence in enforcement, emergency medical and trauma services, education, engineering, child passenger safety, and judicial/court systems. Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional creativity, leadership, and organizational skills and the ability to successfully motivate and collaborate with others in efforts to move toward zero deaths on Minnesota’s roads.

2022 Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Toward Zero Deaths Star Awards. Submissions are due Thursday, June 30, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. CDT.

To submit a nomination, download the nomination form (DOC) and submit via email to

Winners will be notified in late August 2022, and the awards will be presented at the 2022 TZD Conference on October 12–13 in St. Cloud.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominees must be individuals. Organizations cannot be nominated for the award.
  • Nominees must be from the state of Minnesota.
  • You may submit more than one nomination.


View a list of recipients of the TZD Star Awards.

More Information

With questions about the awards, please contact Linda Dolan at or 612-625-4533.