Notice for Awards Committee applicants

LP convention awards

Applications to fill two positions on the 2018 Libertarian Party Awards Committee will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Apr. 15, 2018. The Libertarian National Committee will fill these positions at its April meeting in the Denver, Colo., area.

Applicants must be sustaining members of the Libertarian Party. Members who have the following qualifications are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Sustaining membership in the Libertarian Party for at least ten 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 federal office)
  • Previous service as a member of the Awards Committee

Applications should include your name, address, telephone number, and email address, along with a list of your activities and accomplishments in the Libertarian Party. In addition, please include a statement that lists the reasons you wish to serve on the Awards Committee and the benefits your service would bring. Please send the 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 3 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.

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