This year's Sunshine Week contest, which will be announced March 14-20, will honor local heroes of open government.
The efforts of these local heroes, whose work has made their communities a better place to live, will be recognized among media organizations and other groups throughout the nation.
Since 2005, Sunshine Week has been held annually to discuss the importance of open government and freedom of information.
The American Society of News Editors will conduct a contest to identify the top three Local Heroes of 2010.
For those interested in nominating a local hero, please fill out a nomination form. The deadline is Feb. 26.
--'Marly Falcon, Knight Foundation contributing blogger