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North Carolina Award Nominations Deadline Approaching Fast

Written by Featured Organization on 30 April 2014.

-Applications Must Be Received by May 15, 2014-   

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state and awarded by the governor, through May 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes "notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens" in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

 

WHAT:

North Carolina Award Nominations due by May 15, 2014.  

WHO:

North Carolinians who enhance North Carolina through their involvement in the areas of literature, science, fine arts and public service. May be nominated by anyone.  

WHEN:

Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2014. Recipients are named in November and honored by the Governor at an awards reception at the Executive Mansion and dinner at a local venue.

  

HOW:

Either online at www.ncdcr.gov/NCAwards/Nominations/Submit or to receive an application by email, please contact jennifer.fontes@ncdcr.gov or call (919) 807-7256.

 

Past recipients include William Friday, Romare Bearden, James Taylor, Gertrude Elion, John Hope Franklin, David Brinkley, Maya Angelou, Billy Graham and Branford Marsalis.

 

More information may be found at www.ncdcr.gov/NCAwards. No state monies are used to support this event. The N.C. Awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR 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. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov