The Freedom From Fear Award is a new national award that will honor fifteen ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees—individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, and inspired others to awareness or action. The award seeks to honor unsung heroes who are not professional advocates. Based on nominations from everyday people, awardees will receive a $5,000 cash award.
Nominations and self-nominations will be accepted from anyone, excluding members of the Selection Committee members, their family members, and close associates. There will be a strict conflict-of-interest policy governing members of the Selection Committee.
Nominations close on February 28, 2011. All completed forms, supporting documents, photographs, video and music files must be submitted by this date. Entries will not be accepted after this date.
To get more information, visit the Freedom from Fear Award website. No paper nominations or attachments will be accepted. The writing skill of the nominator will matter less than the power of the story. One or two references will also be requested.
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