OGDEN — Your Community Connection (YCC) of Ogden and northern Utah is seeking nominations for the 2008 Mattie Wattis Harris "Spirit of the American Woman" awards.

The awards are given to recognize the talents and abilities of Utah's men and women.

Recipients of the awards are selected based on the ability to be a role model to others, community involvement, barriers overcome, personal achievements and similar criteria.

The awards have traditionally honored women of Ogden and northern Utah; however, men may qualify in certain categories.

Nominees must be Utah residents who either work or reside within a 50-mile radius of Ogden.

The awards program will take place May 17, in the Allred Theater at Weber State University.

Nominations must be received at YCC no later than March 3.

For questions or to request a nomination form contact Raquel Lee, YCC assistant director, at 801-689-1706 or E-mail her at rlee@yccogden.org. Applications also are available at 2261 Adams Ave. in Ogden.