If you or someone you know is a “super citizen” and could use $25,000 — then this contest is for you! We are looking for nominations of unsung heroes — citizens who work tirelessly to uncover government corruption or advocate for great public policy. These unsung heroes are exactly the types of Responsible Citizens we need: citizens who take the time and effort to make sure our freedoms are protected; our governments are held accountable; and our public policy is sane, prudent and effective.
The winning nominee will receive $25,000 as thanks and recognition for his or her efforts! Sutherland would like to thank the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation for funding this award. State Policy Network is administering the nomination process and will recognize the winner at their annual meeting in Oklahoma City in September.
To qualify, the nominee must meet at least one of the criteria below:
- Nominee is a policy entrepreneur who has not received many accolades for his or her accomplishments
- Leadership resulted in a victory that reduced the size or scope of government and made a difference for freedom
- The outcomes recognized are transformative and truly innovative
- Story can serve as an example of success and inspiration to other activist groups
- Reduction in size and scope of government can be replicated in other parts of the country
You can nominate yourself or any number of family, friends, neighbors or acquaintances. Send all nominations to SI@sutherlandinstitute.org by Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, answering all of the following questions:
- What was the policy solution, how was it implemented, and what did it accomplish?
- How did his or her work reduce the size and scope of government?
- Why does this policy entrepreneur deserve this award?
- Email address of the nominee
- Email address of the nominator
- Phone number of the nominator
Good luck, and thank you for your nominations!