Hall of Fame Nomination Process – Nominations are closed as of July 15, 2023.
General Nomination Instructions
- Nominations may be made by individuals or by representatives of organizations or groups. A candidate may also nominate herself.
- 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!
- Nominations may be made in either of two categories: historical (deceased candidates) or contemporary (living candidates).
- The 2023 nomination period closed on July 15, 2023.
- 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.
- 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.
- *****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.*****
- 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.
- 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.