The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor's Humanities Awards.
This event, held annually in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month, recognizes outstanding contributions to the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community.
Nominees should have a notable humanities achievement in the past year, as demonstrated in any of the following categories: Research and Publication in the Humanities; Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices; Preservation of CNMI History; and Outstanding Humanities Teacher (in both classroom and non-classroom settings).
A fifth category, Lifetime Achievement, recognizes significant contributions to the humanities over multiple decades. This award may be given posthumously.
The 2011 awardees included Angelina Yobech, Outstanding Humanities Teacher; the late Joaquin I. Norita, Preservation of Traditional Cultural Practices; Dr. Jennifer McKinnon, Preservation of CNMI History; and the Northern Marianas Judiciary Historical Society, Research and Publication in the Humanities. No Lifetime Achievement award was made in 2011.
Nomination forms and instructions are available at the Council's office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai, or on the council website at www.nmihumanities.org.
Nominations may be made by any member of the public and are due no later than 4:30pm on Oct. 10.
Awards will be presented during a special ceremony to be held on Oct. 26.
For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785. (PR)