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Hall of Fame Nomination Process

The 2020 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame nomination period is now closed.  We thank you all for your wonderful nominations of exceptional Michigan women!  We also are so grateful to all of you who have volunteered to serve as a judge.  If you were unable to nominate or judge this year, please check back in later in the year as we re-open the process for the 2021 Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

Nomination Instructions

  1. Nominations may be made by individuals or by representatives of organizations orgroups. A candidate may also nominate herself.
  2. All nominations must be submitted through the on-line nomination form.  A paper copy may be secured upon reasonable request. 
  3. Nominations may be made in either of two categories: historical or contemporary.
  4. The 2020 nomination period will close on April 10 at 5 pm (EST).

Nomination Criteria

  1. Candidates for admission to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame must either have been born in Michigan, achieved prominence within the state, or been a resident of the state for an extended period after achieving prominence elsewhere.
  2. Nominations will be judged based on the following criteria:
    Distinctive accomplishments in the candidate’s chosen field of endeavor – professional and/or personal.  Identify specific “firsts” or innovative contributions. 
    Contributions made of an enduring nature to the social, cultural, economic, or political wellbeing of the community, state, or nation.
    Service or activity which has significantly advanced the status of women in society.
    Qualities of character and personal ideals that would serve as a positive influence on the youth of Michigan and as a model for all others in our state.
  3. The candidate may either be living or deceased. Living candidates will be considered for contemporary induction.  Deceased candidates will be considered in the historical category.  Induction into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame is considered as a “Lifetime Achievement Award.” As the name implies, the award is intended to reflect the culmination of a lifetime of dedicated service or accomplishment and not merely recognition of the candidate’s current level of achievement.
  4. Nominations may be made for specifically named individuals or for a group or class of women who are jointly associated with a significant event or movement.