How do I nominate something for commemoration?
- 1. Contact the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador for nomination forms.
- 2. Send in the nomination before February 15 or June 15. Mail or email versions are accepted.
What happens after I send in my nomination?
The program administrator will acknowledge receipt by mail or email and will review it for completeness and conformity to the program eligibility criteria. If all requirements are met, the nominee is notified that the submission will be forwarded to the Provincial Historic Commemorations Committee for consideration.
If a nomination requires additional information, the nominee is requested to supply it. Nominations that do not meet the program eligibility criteria are not forwarded to the PHCC. Nominees are notified of the decision and the reasons for it.
The PHCC evaluates the nomination according to the evaluation criteria for each category and compiles a preliminary list of candidates for designation. As needed, the PHCC commissions research papers to support nominations under consideration. This stage may also involve consultation with community organizations,
Aboriginal groups, and other relevant parties.
Successful nominations are commemorated through a ceremony, online multi-media e-plaque and additional educational and outreach initiatives.
On average, 2-5 commemorations are designated each year. The application and designation process takes about 12-18 months.