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Hall of Fame Nomination Process – Nominations are open!

We are now accepting nominations for the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for 2023!  If you are interested in nominating an exceptional Michigan woman, or if you’d like to re-nominate a previous nominee, and/or if you are interested in judging the 2023 nominations, please email Natalie at nhall@miwf.org. We thank you for your participation!

Click the link below to begin completing your electronic nomination form! You will receive a confirmation email upon submission. *TIP: Before beginning, read through the instructions and criteria below.

Nomination Instructions

  1. Nominations may be made by individuals or by representatives of organizations or groups. A candidate may also nominate herself.
  2. All nominations must be submitted through the electronic nomination form below.  A paper copy may be submitted upon reasonable request. *TIP: Write your answers in a Word document and then copy & paste into the electronic form so you don’t lose your work if your internet fails!
  3. Nominations may be made in either of two categories: historical (deceased candidates) or contemporary (living candidates).
  4. The 2023 nomination period will close on July 15, 2023.

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:
    — Part A: Distinctive accomplishments or contributions that have been of an enduring nature and further the social, cultural, economic, health, education, and/or political wellbeing of the community, state, or nation.
    — Part B: Service or activity which has significantly advanced the status of women in society.
    — Part C: Ways in which the nominee changed the course of history for Michiganders and/or citizens of the world.
  3. *****TIP: Be sure to note the number of answers each part asks for! Parts A asks for the “top 5” and parts B & C ask for the “top 3”. If you do not have at least 5 listed in part A and 3 listed in parts B & C, your nomination form will be thrown out. Numbering each point made in each section is a helpful way to guarantee you won’t lose points.*****
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Click the link below to see examples of real answers from winning nomination forms and learn how to best complete yours!