Celebrating the Heroes in Your Community

Honda Heroes are everyday people who perform selfless acts to benefit others while using power equipment products (lawn mowers, generators, tillers, trimmers, or snow blowers).

A Honda Hero could be your neighbor, who mows the lawns for breast cancer patients. Or a colleague, who took a truckload of generators and supplies down to power communities devastated by a hurricane. Or perhaps an aunt, who uses a tiller to prepare a community garden. Honda Heroes go above and beyond doing good things to make the community better. They may be well-known in the neighborhood, or helpful with little fanfare or expectation of recognition. Either way, you know who they are.

This year, Honda encourages you to tell us about these people by nominating them to be a Honda Hero. By taking the time to share their story with us, you could help them be even more helpful by providing them with either a Honda generator or Honda lawn mower, plus $1000 to help further their efforts in the community.

Meet Honda Hero Mike P.

Congratulations to Michael P. from Wilbraham, MA, our first ever Honda Hero. During the day, Mike is a teacher’s aide for a group of special kids at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. While many at the school would consider him a hero, he often comes to the rescue in his neighborhood as well, selflessly providing assistance to those in need of help mowing lawns in his community.

Congratulations, Mike! Thank you for being a Honda Hero in your community!

Nominating a Honda Hero

To nominate a Honda Hero, please write a 1,000-word essay, or submit a three-minute video essay, detailing why your nominee is deserving of the title of a Honda Hero.

Please include:

  • What makes your hero special? Ask yourself: What makes my nominee unique?
  • What specific accomplishment has he or she achieved using power equipment that is remarkable?
  • What impact has his or her work had on others?

Please submit your Honda Hero nomination here.

When your nomination has been successfully transmitted, you'll see a "thank you" message on your screen. This is the only confirmation you will receive. And yes, we read each and every one. That's it! Nominations for 2019-2020 Honda Heroes remain open through March 2020.

Honda will choose up to six Honda Heroes in 2019 and 2020. Heroes will be spotlighted on our website and social media. We are looking forward to seeing your nominations!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can nominate a Honda Hero?

  • Anyone can nominate a Honda Hero!

Q: What groups are excluded from being nominated or winning?

Q: How are Honda Heroes determined?

  • Honda Heroes will be evaluated by an internal committee on the basis of impact to the community, originality, and alignment to Honda values.

Q: How often will Honda Heroes be awarded?

  • Honda Heroes will be announced in May 2019, July 2019, September 2019, November 2019, January 2020 and March 2020.

Q: Should I resubmit if I don’t win?

  • There is no need to resubmit for at least one year. Entries will be evaluated for the period of one year. If your nomination is not selected, your nominee might still win in a future period.

Q: Is there a prize for the person submitting?

  • Prizes will be presented to the Honda Hero Awardees only.

Q: Are organizations eligible to win?

  • Only individuals are eligible to be award as a Honda Hero.

Q: Once a winner is determined, how will we know?

  • The nominator and the nominee will be notified of the Hero being awarded.

Q: How many times can the same person win?

  • Individuals are only eligible to be awarded as a Honda Hero once during the life of the program.