Nominations for the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award, to be presented at the fifth annual Evanston MashUp are now open. The award goes to the individual who gives his or her time or talent to make a positive influence in Evanston and embodies the qualities of our community: courage, compassion, vision and creativity.

The MashUp, now in its fifth year, is an evening that celebrates Evanston through its arts, business, academic and civic sectors under a massive tent on the beach at Northwestern University. Nominations for the Spirit of Evanston Award should be sent to Jessica VandenBergh at by 5 p.m. on Aug. 29.