Two deadlines are approaching for those who want to nominate deserving individuals for honors from the Maine Press Association.
Nominations will be taken until Friday, July 12, for the MPA Hall of Fame. Candidates must be Maine newspaper professionals who have made lasting contributions to their craft, in or out of the state. Typically, some of each year’s Hall of Fame class is inducted posthumously.
A committee will meet in July to select inductees to the 16th Hall of Fame class. Each nomination should be accompanied by supporting material that will help committee members as they make their decisions.
Nominations can be sent to the committee chair, Bob Caswell, at email@example.com, or USM Public Affairs, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014. If you have questions, please call 780-4200.
Member newspapers have until July 15 to make nominations for Journalist of the Year, Advertising Person of the Year, the Bob Drake Young Writer’s Award and – new this year – the Unsung Hero Award.
Mail all nominations to the Maine Press Association, c/o Jeff Ham, 26 Elmwood Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107.
Criteria for the awards are in the Contest Rules that were sent to newspapers in April, and at http://mainepress.wordpress.com/2013-contest-page/
If you have questions about the awards, contact the MPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.