What happens after I submit a Nomination?

The nomination form instructs you to submit your completed nomination for an Award of Merit online no later than March 1.  But what happens to your nominations after that?

After state team captains review submissions, making certain that each nomination is complete, they send the nomination along with their comments to their respective regional representatives.  These fourteen regional representatives, along with the National Awards Chair, form the Awards Committee.

In the spring, the entire committee meets at AASLH headquarters in Nashville to choose that year’s award winners.  Every nomination, out of a total of well over 100, is reviewed by each committee member and then voted on individually by the full committee.  Nominees will be notified of the committee’s decision by July 15.

From those nominations selected to receive an Award of Merit, the Awards Committee also may choose to grant additional recognition through the Albert B. Corey award,  the History in Progress (HIP) award, and the Michael Kammen award.  You will find additional information about these special awards on your nomination  instructions, where you will also find a description of and instructions for the Award of Distinction, AASLH’s highest honor.

Please be aware that once submitted, your nomination materials becomes the property of AASLH, may be used to promote the awards program, and will not be returned.