LNC Awards

Awards 2016
It’s Libertarian Awards Season, and we need you to make the nominations!


The following awards will be presented during the 2020 LP National Convention in Austin, Texas:

  • Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award — will be presented to the LP member whose achievements demonstrate outstanding leadership, impeccable character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the party.
  • Patrick Henry Candidate Award — will be presented to the LP member who has been a very effective candidate for public office at the state or federal level, while communicating Libertarian ideas, principles, and values. Nominees can be candidates in 2018 and thereafter.
  • Benjamin Franklin Candidate Award — will be presented to the LP member who has been a very effective candidate for public office at the local level, while communicating Libertarian ideas, principles, and values. Nominees can be candidates in 2018 and thereafter.
  • Thomas Paine Communication Award — will be presented to the LP member who has been an outstanding communicator of Libertarian ideas, principles, and values through written, published, or spoken communications.
  • Samuel Adams Activism Award — will be presented to the LP member who has been a very effective activist by building party membership, organizing community outreach, or communicating Libertarian principles.
  • Hall of Liberty — The Hall of Liberty, established in 2012, honors lifetime or significant achievement that has made a lasting impact on the Libertarian Party and/or libertarian movement. Induction into the Hall of Liberty requires a unanimous vote of the Awards Committee.  (At most three people can be inducted at the national convention.)

Awards Submissions

For National Awards
  • In the follow fields please describe the nominee as indicated. You are welcome to include links to videos about the nominee.

    You are also welcome to include the name(s) of people who support this nomination and to suggest people who should be considered to assist with the presentation of the award.

  • About You

The Hall of Liberty

This award honors lifetime or significant achievement that has made a lasting impact on the Libertarian Party and/or libertarian movement.

2018:

Ruth Bennett
David Bergland
Ron Crickenberger
Jim Lark
John Perry

2016:

Ron Paul
Bill Redpath

2014:

Harry Browne
Richard Winger

2012:

Ed Clark
John Hospers
Roger MacBride
Tonie Nathan
David Nolan

 

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Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award

This award recognizes outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the Libertarian Party.

  • 2018:  Julie Fox
  • 2016:  BetteRose Ryan
  • 2014:  Pat Dixon
  • 2012:  Sharon Harris
  • 2010:  Bill Redpath
  • 2008:  Ruth Bennett, Jim Lark
  • 2006:  Harry Browne
  • 2004:  Ron Crickenberger
  • 2002:  John Perry
  • 2000:  Ed Clark
  • 1998:  David Bergland
  • 1996:  David Nolan
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Patrick Henry Candidate Award

This award recognizes someone who ran a very effective campaign for public office at the state or federal level and in-so-doing represented Libertarian ideas, principles, and values.

  • 2018:  Mark Miller
  • 2016:  Will Hammer
  • 2014:  Rupert Boneham, Robert Sarvis
  • 2012:  Lex Green, Travis Irvine
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Thomas Paine Communication Award

This award recognizes outstanding communication of Libertarian ideas, principles, and values through written, published, or spoken communication.

  • 2018:  Carla Howell
  • 2016:  Jason Scheurer
  • 2014:  Sharon Harris
  • 2012:  Jim Lark
  • 2010:  Rex Bell
  • 2008:  Mike Ferguson, Eric Schansberg
  • 2006:  John Stossel
  • 2004:  Mary Ruwart
  • 2002:  Richard Pearl
  • 2000:  Michael Cloud
  • 1998:  Harry Browne
  • 1996:  Jacob Hornberger
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Samuel Adams Activism Award

This award recognizes effective activism by building Party membership, organizing community outreach, or communicating Libertarian principles.

  • 2018:   Joe Johnson, Alicia Mattson
  • 2016:  Wendy Adams
  • 2014:  Hardy Macia
  • 2012:  Clyde Garland
  • 2010:  Michael Johnston, Kevin Knedler
  • 2008:  Bill Hall
  • 2006:  Michael Badnarik
  • 2004:  Jim Lark
  • 2002:  Bruce Baechler
  • 2000:  Richard Rider
  • 1998:  Steve Dasbach
  • 1996:  Don Ernsberger
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