Nominees may be contemporary or historical*, but must be citizens of the United States, either by birth or naturalization. Their contribution(s) should be of national or global importance and of enduring value.
Instructions and Information
Completed nomination forms must be typed and submitted directly to the Hall electronically or via mail (see panel to the right). Please note that the information must be provided in complete sentences with proper attention paid to spelling and grammar. Incomplete nominations or those that do not meet acceptable standards will be returned to nominators.**
Nominations will be reviewed for accuracy and compliance by the Hall’s Staff. Within two weeks of submitting your nomination, you will receive a confirmation message. If your nomination is incomplete or cannot be sent on for judging, you will be notified at that time. Nominations are then forwarded to a National Judges Panel for scoring on the basis of the value of the nominee’s contribution(s) to the development of the United States of America, the significant national or global impact of their achievement(s), and the enduring value of their achievement(s). The National Judges Panel is comprised of distinguished citizens and representatives from respected national organizations.
Your completed form is the primary tool used to determine the merits of your nominee for induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.*** Only the completed nomination form will be sent to the National Judges Panel for scoring and final selection. Please refrain from sending petitions, photos, books, etc. If additional materials are required, the National Women’s Hall of Fame will contact you.
Nominations will be reviewed and considered on a continuing basis. However, a cut-off date will be set approximately 18 months prior to a scheduled Induction Ceremony. Nominations received after that date will be considered for the following Induction Ceremony.
* The National Women’s Hall of Fame retains the right to designate the recipient of an historical Inductee’s award at the Induction Ceremony.
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