2024 Freedom Fund Awards Rules

NAACP DEKALB 2024 NOMINATION FORM

NAACP DeKalb annually presents various awards to individuals/groups to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions.  The awards will be presented on October 26, 2024 at NAACP DeKalb’s Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner.  Any member of NAACP DeKalb may nominate an individual or a group.  A separate application must be submitted for each award the individual/group is being nominated to receive.   All nominations must be received by NAACP DeKalb by midnight, August 12, 2024. Submissions may be emailed to information@naacpdekalbga.org., subject: Award Nominations or mailed or delivered to NAACP DeKalb, 3011 Rainbow Dr., Suite 180A, Decatur, GA 30030. OR COMPLETE FORM ON WEBSITE  Late arrivals will not be considered.

  1. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF NAACP DEKALB TO NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP FOR THE AWARDS.
  2. A separate application must be submitted for each award the individual/group is being nominated to receive.
  3. All nominations must be received by NAACP DeKalb by midnight, August 12, 2024.

 

The rules and nominating procedures are simple:

 

  1. The eligibility period for the service provided by the nominee is June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2024. Judges will only consider activities/services provided during the eligibility period. The exception is the Medgar Wiley Evers Freedom Legacy Award which is an award given for a lifetime of activity.
  2. The individual/group must not have received compensation for the service provided, i.e., it must not have been a part of individual/group’s job.
  3. Groups that are nominated must have served the DeKalb County community at large. Religious, fraternal, or professional groups that provide services only to their members are not eligible.
  4. All entries will be evaluated and narrowed to the top five in each category by the NAACP DeKalb’s Executive Committee. The finalists will be announced through a press release in September.  The finalists will be presented to the Freedom Fund Award Nominating Sub-Committee for final selection.  All decisions of the Sub-Committee are final.  The winner will be announced at the NAACP DeKalb’s Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner.
  5. The members of the Freedom Fund Award Nominating Sub-Committee will consist of 3 or 5 members of NAACP DeKalb, plus one alternate. Members will be nominated by the Branch President, the Chairperson of the Freedom Fund Gala Committee and two other persons from the Executive Committee, and then approved by the Executive Committee.  Anyone nominated or is a member of a group nominated to receive an award is disqualified from serving on the Award Nominating Sub-Committee.
  6. Incomplete applications will not be considered. However, NAACP DeKalb may, at their discretion, request additional information from the nominators.
  7. Any current member of NAACP DeKalb may nominate more than one individual/group or may nominate themselves for any award. With the exception of the Membership Award, nominees do not have to be members of NAACP DeKalb.
  8. Pertinent supplementary information may be submitted along with the nomination entry form. This may include letters, newspaper clips, photos, etc.  Videotapes will not be accepted.
  9. Nominees must meet the criteria of the award for which they are being nominated. There will only be one winner for each award.  If no one is nominated or if no one qualifies for a particular award, then that award will not be awarded this year.
  10. The nomination forms and any supplementary information become the property of NAACP DeKalb.