Deadline nears for nominations for Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame


The deadline is nearing for nominations for the The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women.

The Hall of Fame was first established in 1981 by the Delaware Commission for Women, a former division of the Secretary of State.

The induction ceremony is the oldest annual celebration of its kind commemorating Delaware women.

The new Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, created in 2017, is responsible for fostering an understanding of and appreciation for the many contributions of the women of Delaware to their home, community, state and nation.

The committee will continue the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame’s annual tradition of acknowledging the achievements of remarkable Delaware women.

The Hall of Fame of Delaware Women membersrepresent a variety of professional fields and backgrounds, including artists, athletes, community advocates, military personnel, public servants, and scientists.

Those eligible must have been born in Delaware or resided in the state for a minimum of ten years. There is no age requirement, and some women are inducted posthumously.

If selected, inductees must be available to attend the ceremony on October 17 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. A representative for inductees who are selected postumounsly must be available to attend the Dover Downs event to accept the award on behalf of the nominee.

All nomination forms must be fully completed and received by midnight on May 15, 2019, Eastern Standard Time to be considered for the 2019 induction cycle. Inaccurate or unverifiable information can invalidate the nomination and disqualify the nomine

All nominators are notified in writing of the results of the selection process. Notification

Anyone with questions or need assistance in completing a nomination form, please email theOffice of Women’s Advancement & Advocacyor call (302) 577-8970 for assistance.

Click here for a link to the nomination forms.

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