Award nominations may be submitted by anyone and must include a completed nomination form and cover letter, as well as the nominee's biography or resume. Letters of support and examples of the nominee's work will also be accepted. All materials should be sent to the North Carolina Awards Committee, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 4601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4601.
The North Carolina Awards Committee will review the nominations and make its selections this summer. The recipients will be honored during ceremonies in Raleigh in the fall. Past award recipients have included some of the country's most distinguished artists, poets, writers, performers, journalists, scientists and public servants.
Award recipients in 2012 were Dr. Jayant Baliga, of Raleigh, for Science; Gary Carden, of Sylva, for Literature; Lou Donaldson, of Bronx, N.Y., and Thomas Sayre, of Raleigh, both for Fine Arts; and Janice Faulkner, of Greenville, and Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter of Greensboro, both for Public Service.
The nomination form and guidelines are available online, or contact Jennifer Fontes at (919) 807-7256 or by e-mail at jennifer.fontes@
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives.
Cultural Resources champions North Carolina's creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state's economy. To learn more, visit www.ncdcr.gov.