Virginia Women In History

Nomination Form Directions

Do you know a Virginian who changed the way others think? Would you like to encourage Virginians to learn more about positive women role models from Virginia's past? This is your opportunity to tell us about Virginia's outstanding citizens, past and present.

Each year the Library of Virginia develops and distributes educational resources for Women's History Month. We use this occasion to honor women who have made significant contributions to Virginia's history and culture. We hope you will join us in recognizing people who have made a difference by nominating an outstanding woman from Virginia.

For educators, we are offering an award for the school and teacher submitting a successful nomination for the 2015 Virginia Women in History slate of honorees. If your class's nominee is chosen, the nominating teacher will be eligible to receive $250 toward school supplies or instructional materials, along with a complimentary three-volume set of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography (a $150 value) for the school library. The teacher and class will also be recognized at the 2015 Virginia Women in History awards reception in March. Home educators are also encouraged to participate; accredited support organizations are eligible for prizes. This is your chance to let your students be historians and participate in the commemoration of worthy accomplishments.

Members of the public are also encouraged to submit nominations, but are not eligible for prizes.

Where do you start? Think about women who have made a major difference in your community, the state, or their professions. Look for people who have—or who should have—made it into the history books. Please note that past honorees are ineligible for repeated recognition, so double-check the list of previous honorees before getting started. If you would like more ideas, try the lists of women included in the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, available at: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/dvb/women.asp. Be a part of history in the making.

For questions concerning the nomination process, please contact Mark Howell at (804) 692-3719 or mark.howell@lva.virginia.gov.


Nomination Form: 2015 Virginia Women in History

By making a nomination, you are helping the Library of Virginia honor women who have shaped Virginia History. To enter, complete and submit this nomination form by Friday, June 27, 2014.

1. Whom are you nominating for 2015?

2. Where did or does this person live in Virginia?

3. When did this person live in Virginia?

4. Why should this person be recognized as important to Virginia history? (limit: 400 words)

6. How did you learn about this person? (limit: 150 words)

7. Please include your contact information. Educators, if you are submitting as a class, please include the teacher’s name, the school you represent, and the grade level.