North Carolina Award Nominations Open
RALEIGH – Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the award recognizes significant contributions of individuals in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service, and science.
Award nominations may be submitted by the public and must include a completed nomination form and cover letter, as well as the nominee’s biography or resume. Letters of support and examples of the nominee’s work will also be accepted. All materials should be sent to the North Carolina Awards Committee, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 4601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4601. Nominations will be accepted by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources until April 15.
The North Carolina Awards Committee will review the nominations and make its selections this summer. The recipients will be honored during ceremonies in Raleigh in the fall. Past award recipients have included some of the country’s most distinguished artists, poets, writers, performers, journalists, scientists, and public servants.
Past recipients have included Andy Griffin, Gertrude Elion, Dean Smith, Romare Bearden, Charlie Rose, Oliver Smithies, Branford Marsalis, and other distinguished North Carolinians.