Official Rules

Athlete of the Month voting will occur two weeks out of each month, September through April, with a one-week nomination submission period beforehand. Athletic Directors are required to submit a nomination form, along with a picture of the nominated athlete, by the set 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 should be sent via email to

Voting Period
Mon. Sept. 12-Sept. 26
Mon. Oct. 10 – Oct. 24
Mon. Nov. 14 – Nov. 28
Mon. Dec. 12-Dec. 26
Mon. Jan.16 – Jan. 30
Mon. Feb. 13 – Mon. Feb. 27
Mon. March 13-Mon. March 27
Mon. April 10 – Mon April 24

Please contact the Athlete of the Month coordinator, Meredith Schaefer, with any
questions or concerns at 815-526-4416 or at

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.