THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR THE 2017 WYOMING JEFFERSON AWARDS IS CLOSED.
WE HOPE YOU WILL CONSIDER SUBMITTING A CANDIDATE NEXT YEAR.
PLEASE LOOK FOR OUR CALL FOR NOMINATIONS IN THE FALL.
For the 13th consecutive year KCWY-TV News 13 and our Community Partner, Serve Wyoming, are proud to present the Wyoming Jefferson Awards. The Jefferson Awards were created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Robert Taft, Jr., to honor and reward community volunteers and to promote an increase in community volunteer efforts.
By celebrating all of these selfless individuals, we hope to inspire those who act to do more and others to just do something. In December of each year, we begin asking our viewers to nominate people who exemplify the finest in community volunteer efforts.
Each year, a panel of five judges in Wyoming independently score each of the nominations, and four individuals are chosen to receive the coveted Jefferson Award Medallion. The profiles of the four Wyoming winners are then sent to the national headquarters of the Jefferson Awards in Delaware, where one individual is chosen to represent the state of Wyoming during a special black tie gala and Congressional reception held in our nation’s capital in June. This representative and their guest will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the events.
This year we expect to receive many outstanding nominations from throughout the state. We will honor the four Wyoming winners and all of this year’s nominees, as well as their nominators, during our annual private luncheon ceremonies on May 10th, 2017, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Casper. This year’s Wyoming Jefferson Award State Representative will be announced at the close of the ceremonies.
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Being nominated for the Jefferson Awards is truly an honor. We are looking for Wyoming people who make a difference . . . individuals who have made Wyoming, and the world, a better place. This is a wonderful avenue to acknowledge the many hours of volunteerism given daily across our great state. So, who is making a difference in your community? Help us honor the many volunteers in your area.
The deadline for accepting nominations for the 2017 Jefferson Awards is FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017.