Nominations accepted for state’s highest honor

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Nominations will be accepted until May 15 for the 2014 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian award on offer by the state.

Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes state residents who have made notable accomplishments in literature, science, fine arts and public service.

Nominations must include a completed form, cover letter and the nominee’s biography or resume. Letters of support and examples of work will also be accepted.

Six copies of all materials should be submitted to the North Carolina Awards Committed, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 4601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4601.

The committee will select recipients this summer.

Recipients will be honored by the governor during ceremonies in Raleigh this fall.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available online at ncdcr.gov/NCAwards/Nominations/Submit. To receive a form by mail or email, call (919) 807-7256 or email jennifer.fontes@ncdcr.gov.