Nominations Must Include

  1. Cover letter: In the cover letter, provide your name as nominator, your position, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Include the same information for the person or group whom you are nominating. Nominators must sign the cover letter. Self-nominations will not be considered.
  2. Summary: Enclose a two-page (8 1/2 X 11), double-spaced, 1″ margins, typewritten (10 to 12 standard font) summary of your nominee’s accomplishment. Cite specific action and results with a time frame given. Do not identify the nominee or the nominator in this summary. Information as to location, political affiliation, gender, race, religion, etc., must be omitted in order that these nominees may be judged without concern of prejudice. Refer to “nominee”, “city”, or “state”. Do not use letterhead, page numbers, annotation, footnotes or charts in this summary. The initial stage of selection is based on this blind summary alone.
  3. Evidence: All nominations MUST include evidence of your nominee’s accomplishments such as commendations, endorsements, newspaper/magazine articles, TV/radio clips, or other. These materials are necessary for verification and validation purposes. All submitted materials become the property of the Foundation. An elaborate presentation is not necessary. Substance counts. If nomination procedures are not followed exactly, the nomination will be rejected.

For answers to common questions regarding nominations, please see our nomination tips.


Received at our office on or before the third Friday of May for consideration among that year’s awards. Nominations are accepted year-round.



A hard copy may be mailed to:

Foundation For Improvement of Justice, Inc.
Darlene Beckman, Executive Director
1258 Woodcliff Ct SW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 770-831-9411