Nominations for the 2016 North Carolina Award will open on January 15, 2016 and be accepted through April 15, 2016.
The Nomination Process and Elligibility
Nominations will be accepted both online and by mail. Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominees are recognized in the cateogies of fine arts, literature, public service and science, and must meet three criteria:
- Recipients must have made significant, documented contributions to the State of North Carolina in one of the awards categories.
- Recipients must have been born in North Carolina or, if originally from elsewhere, must be current residents of North Carolina.
- Recipients must agree to attend the awards presentation to receive the award.
Awards recipients are chosen by the North Carolina Awards Committee, a selection committee of five (5) members appointed by the Governor. The Committee reviews the nominations and may select one or more nominees in each of the four (4) categories. At the Committee’s discretion, a nominee may be moved to a different category than originally nominated. Factors considered in the selection process include:
- Span and scope of career
- Voluntary public service
- Legacy of work
- Current projects
- Awards and honors
The committee will review nominations in Spring 2016 and meet to select nominations in Summer 2016, making phone calls to winning nominees and written notification to all nominators.