Operation Homefront is seeking nominations for the 2010 Military Child Award.

The award recognizes children of military parents, who are enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting system, and are between the ages of 8 and 18.

The winner will receive $5,000 and be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for the award ceremony.

To nominate a child, visit www.operationhomefront.net. Children of active duty, National Guard and reserve families are eligible for the award.

“The sons and daughters of America’s service members learn what patriotism is at a very young age,” said Jim Knotts, chief operating officer of Operation Homefront. “Children in military families understand sacrifice and live with the concept of service. This is what the Military Child Award honors.”