Official Rules

Athlete of the Month Contest Rules

The Kane County Chronicle and St. Charles Toyota Athlete of the Month contest will begin September 8, 2014 and end on April 27, 2015. Students will be nominated by their high school’s athletic director, or Kane County Chronicle staff if athletic directors are unable to complete the nomination by the indicated deadline. Nominations will be taken only from the following schools: St. Charles North High School, St. Charles East High School, Geneva High School, Batavia High School, Kaneland High School, Burlington Central High School, and South Elgin High School. Nominations are due to Kane County Chronicle by 5:00 p.m. on the previously designated day of each month in order to be considered for the following month. Nomination forms must be submitted by email or fax to and must include the designated nomination form and a photo of the athlete. Nominations will be posted on on the first day of the voting period of every month. Online voting will take place between the first and third weeks of the month on and Only one vote every 24 hours will be accepted per user.

Voting periods will be as follows:

September 8-22
October 6-20
November 3-17
December 8-22
January 12-26
February 9-23
March 9-23
April 13-27

Voting ends on the last date of each period at 11:59 p.m.

The athlete receiving the most online votes will be recognized as the Kane County Chronicle and St. Charles Toyota Athlete of the Month. If a tie for most votes occurs, the winner will be chosen by Kane County Chronicle judges based on athletic performance demonstrated in the nomination.

High school athletic directors may nominate a student athlete who participates in an IHSA varsity sport and who attends one of the aforementioned high schools. A student may be disqualified from the Athlete of the Month contest for the following reasons: 1) The athlete is expelled from or leaves a participating school. 2) The athlete becomes academically ineligible.

A nominee may be voted Athlete of the Month only once during the course of a school year.

Each Athlete of the Month will receive a plaque. Each Athlete of the Month’s school will receive a monetary donation from St. Charles Toyota, which will be delivered to the school at a mutually agreed upon time between Kane County Chronicle, St. Charles Toyota, and the school.

By participating in the Athlete of the Month contest, athletes and their guardians agree to the terms of the contest and release Kane County Chronicle, St. Charles Toyota, and participating schools of all claims related to the contest and contest prizes. By participations, athletes and their guardians also authorize Kane County Chronicle and St. Charles Toyota to use their names, photos, and biographical information in any contest-related materials or advertisements.

Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the contest at any time and to disqualify voters or nominees for tampering with the voting process. Sponsors are not responsible for outages service delays, technical glitches, or voter error.

Questions? Contact Kane County Chronicle at (630) 232-9222 or 333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2, St. Charles, IL 60174.