2015 Program Includes Special New Youth Category.
USA Network today will launch its renamed USA Unites Awards honoring individuals who are improving lives within their communities. The network, along with its distributors, will award $5,000 grants to 10 individuals who will be recognized on-air, online and at hometown ceremonies for their unique and innovative community-based projects, said network officials. For the first time, the program will include a new youth category that will recognize the inspirational young people around the country who are already creating positive change.
The nomination period for the 2015 USA Unites Awards – formerly the Characters Unite Awards -- begins February 23 and runs through April 17. The program kicks off with an on-air spot featuring Suits star Patrick J. Adams calling for nominations.