Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission

​​​​​“Living the Dream” Awards Nominations

 

Click here for 2023 printable nomination form. 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission is seeking nominees for the “Living the Dream” awards to be presented as part of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance. The public is invited to nominate candidates for the awards. The holiday will be celebrated on Monday, January 16, 2023. The awards will be presented during a holiday celebration event scheduled on Monday, January 16, 2023.
 
These are five awards given to individuals who best exemplify, through action or personal traits, the principles and ideals characterizing King in his pursuit of social change. Any person, regardless of race, color or creed, may be nominated for the following categories:
  

I. Advocate of Peace: A person who has been an advocate of social change in a non- violent way.  

II. Sharing of Self: A person who has rendered to others in the public or private sector. 

III. Human and Civil Rights: A person who has been actively involved in the pursuit of equality for others; an advocate for social change.   

IV. Scholarship: A person who has made significant contributions in the area of education. 

V. Governor’s Living the Dream Award: A person who best exemplifies all of the characteristics of justice, scholarship, sharing of self, human and civil rights, and  advocacy of peace; with a recognizable sense of civic awareness and public service. 

VI. Service Organization Honor Roll: Qualifying organizations must have demonstrated one or more of the principles for which Dr. King stood: the promotion of human and civil rights, providing assistance to underserved communities, promotion of tolerance, and resolving conflict in a nonviolent manner.

Also, the Commission recognizes up to three State service organizations for placement on the Living the Dream Service Organization Honor Roll. Qualifying organizations must have demonstrated one or more of the principles for which Dr. King stood: the promotion of human and civil rights, providing assistance to under-served communities, promotion of tolerance, and resolving conflict in a non-violent manner.

Completed nomination packets for individuals or organizations must be postmarked by November 5, 2022 before 5:00 p.m.

 

Send nominations and supporting information to: 

Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission

“Living the Dream” Awards

1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Building 1, Room 9R

Charleston, WV  25305

 

For more information, call 304-356-2023. 

Click here for a printable form.​ 

 

Living the Dream Award Past Recipients

2020 Living the Dream Award Winners

2019 Living the Dream Award Winners

2018 Living the Dream Award Winners

2017 Living the Dream Award Winners

2016 Living the Dream Award winners

2015 Living the Dream award winners

2014 Living the Dream award winners

2013 Living the Dream award winners

2012 Living the Dream award winners

2011 Living the Dream award winners

2010 Living the Dream award winners

 

 

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MLK State Holiday Commission
State Capitol
Building 1, Room 9R
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305