The High North Hero Award is an annual award established by the High North Center for Business and Governance to honor a person, organization or company who has contributed to highlighting or developing the High North during the past year. Every year, the public is invited to nominate candidates that have contributed to highlighting the importance of the High North.
The High North Hero Award is given out every year in connection with the High North Dialogue Conference in Bodø. The first ever High North Hero Award was given to Paavo Lipponen in 2016. The 2017 Award was given to Scott Minerd.
The prize consists of a diploma and 50 000 NOK (equivalent to approximately USD 6 000).