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Call for nominations: 2019 Governor’s Humanities Awards

(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is accepting nominations for the 2018 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 four 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.

Nomination forms and instructions are available at the Council’s office in the Springs Plaza Building, Gualo Rai, or on the council website at

Nominations may be made by any member of the general public and are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Awards will be presented in a special ceremony in October — time, date and venue to be announced soon.

For more information, contact council staff at 235-4785.