Bill Redpath presents the Hall of Liberty Award to Richard Winger at the 2016 Libertarian Party National Convention in Orlando, Fla.
(Click on the photo for a list of LNC award recipients over the years.)
The Libertarian National Committee is inviting members to apply to serve on the 2018 Libertarian Party Awards Committee.
Applications will be accepted until Nov. 25, 2017. The Libertarian National Committee is likely to be selecting the committee members during its fourth-quarter meeting, to be held on Dec. 9–10 in New Orleans.
Applicants must be sustaining members of the Libertarian Party. Members with the following qualifications are especially encouraged to apply:
- Sustaining membership in the Libertarian Party for at least 10 years
- Life membership status
- Service as a Libertarian Party officer at local, state, and national levels
- Service as a Libertarian Party candidate (especially for statewide or national office)
- Previous service as a member of the Awards Committee
Applications should include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, along with a list of your accomplishments in the Libertarian Party. In addition, please include a statement of the reasons you wish to serve on the Awards Committee and the benefits your service would bring. Please send your application to LNC Secretary Alicia Mattson, at Secretary@LP.org.
The following information about the Awards Committee appears in the LNC Policy Manual:
Section 2.02: Committee Scope and Responsibilities
4) Awards Committee
For the convention awards described below, the Awards Committee shall set the budget, manage the nomination process, select the award winners by committee vote, secure the awards, and present the awards at the convention.
The award descriptions are:
Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award with recognition of outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the Party.
Patrick Henry Candidate Award with recognition of a very effective campaign for public office at the state or federal level, while communicating Libertarian ideas, principles, and values.
Thomas Paine Communication Award with recognition of outstanding communication of Libertarian ideas, principles, and values through written, published, or spoken communication.
Samuel Adams Activism Award with recognition of effective activism by building Party membership, organizing community outreach, or communicating Libertarian principles.
The Hall of Liberty induction is to honor lifetime or significant achievement that has made a lasting impact on the Libertarian Party and/or libertarian movement.
With a majority vote the committee may select recipients of the Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry awards. While the committee has discretion as to the frequency of such convention awards, it is hoped that at least one recipient will be found worthy for each award at each regular convention.
With a unanimous vote the committee may select recipients of the Hall of Liberty award, with up to three inductees per convention. While the committee has discretion as to the frequency of this convention award, it is hoped that at least one recipient will be found worthy for each presidential nominating convention.