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Herald Dispatch seeks nominations for citizens in the arts

March 6, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Each year, The Herald-Dispatch’s Citizen Awards program recognizes citizenship, volunteer efforts and accomplishments in business, athletics and the arts. It’s time to hear from you about the people who made a difference in 2018 in the category of the arts.

The Herald-Dispatch Award for the Arts was created in 2001 to recognize contributions to the arts or accomplishments in the field of arts in the Tri-State.

Past winners include Chuck Ripper, Victoria Bragin, Ella Hay, Paul Balshaw, Janice Chandler Gold, Don Van Horn, Nancy Carter, Michael Cornfeld, Harriet Wells Tucker, Janet Bromley, Patricia Green and Carter Taylor Seaton.

To make a nomination, just send a letter or email with your suggestion. Nominations are due by March 22, when they will be reviewed by a panel of editors and reporters for the final selections.

The winners will be announced with front-page profiles in The Herald-Dispatch and also will receive a $5,000 grant of promotional space in the newspaper that can be used to promote the charity or nonprofit of their choice.

Make your nomination

To make a nomination for any of the Citizen Awards please send the following:

NOMINEE’S NAME: How we can contact him or her (telephone number and/or email address).

YOUR NAME: How we can contact you (telephone number and/or email address).

NOMINATION: The name of the award the nomination is for and four paragraphs on why this person should be considered.

DEADLINE: Please have your nominations postmarked or emailed by March 22.

MAIL: Citizen Awards, The Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Ave., Huntington, WV, 25701

EMAIL: lessmith@herald-dispatch.com.