Stand Up for Heroes Contest - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Nomination Requirements & Information

  • Nominees must have served in the military or be serving in the military. 
  • Deadline for submissions is September 22, 2022.
  • Provide a short written response (no more than 500 words) or submit a video (no more than 60 seconds) telling us why your nominated veteran / military hero inspires you.
  • The Bob Woodruff Foundation will choose the winners for this contest. 
  • The winning entries will be contacted on October 1, 2022.
  • The winners must be located within the continental United States, agree to be featured on the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s social media channels and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Nominate your hero!

Our contest runs September 8–22, 2022

Our contest is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in nominating your hero!



About the Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, BWF has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans, including suicide prevention, mental health, caregiver support, and food insecurity.

To date, BWF has invested over $85 million to Find, Fund, and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members, and their family members across the nation, reinforcing the message that BWF has ‘Got Your Six’.

For stories of success and innovation from BWF’s network of partners, visit or follow us on Twitter at @bwforg.

About Stand Up for Heroes

Launched in 2007, Stand Up For Heroes is the brainchild of Bob and Lee Woodruff and New York Comedy Festival founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox. Today, the event’s one of New York’s most anticipated nights of hope, healing, and laughter, honoring our nation’s injured veterans and their families. To date, SUFH has raised $65 million to create long-lasting, positive outcomes for our nation’s injured veterans, service members, and their families.

Stand Up for Heroes continues to expand and grow due to its remarkable success. Beginning at Town Hall, the event moved to the Beacon Theater in 2010, to the Theater at Madison Square Garden in 2013, to virtual in 2020, and to the Alice Tully Hall in 2021. Since 2007, comedians and performers including Stephen Colbert, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Ray Romano, and Robin Williams have taken the stage to advocate for our extraordinary service members.

Stand Up for Heroes is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival.

Limitation of Liability:
By entering you agree to release and hold harmless the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries.

Winners will receive (2) front row tickets to the 16th annual Stand Up for Heroes in New York City at David Geffen Hall on November 7, 2022, permission to walk the event red carpet, as well as travel and accommodation to attend the event. The prize is non-transferable. The winners must be located within the continental United States. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Bob Woodruff Foundation to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Winners will be selected at the discretion of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and notified via email on October 1. The Bob Woodruff Foundation shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within 24 hours from the time award notification was sent, prize may be forfeited, and alternate winner selected.

Award winners must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.