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Big Brain Awards — Win $1,000!

Metropolitan Phoenix is home to some Big Brains — people busy creating and re-creating this city, making a home for fine food, eye-popping art and top-notch performance.

Building community, whether through architecture or social media.

Marking their turf online, on film and on the runway.

This spring, Phoenix New Times will honor a group of emerging creatives with our first-ever Big Brain Awards and we need your help.

We're looking to honor individuals, not institutions — the folks on the ground floor, rather than those already gathering accolades.

Click here and tell us why you — or someone you know — deserves to win a $1,000 cash prize in one the following categories: design/fashion, visual art, performing art, online media or film/video .

Finalists will be profiled online and in the paper May 20, and winners will be announced Saturday, May 22, at New Times' 40th anniversary party at Madcap Theaters in Tempe.