Make a Nomination

The Shott Excellence in Media Award is an annual award presented by Bluefield College designed to recognize a local member of the media who demonstrates excellence in his or her vocation and who, through his or her work in journalism, makes a significant contribution toward the local community.

Excellence can be defined as a journalist who consistently goes above and beyond his or her peers or one who increases awareness of important public issues or one who inspires personal action through the use of the media.

The award, intended to recognize achievement in print, broadcast and electronic media, is also designed to acknowledge those who offer significant service to journalism or media education. The award, including a one-time $1,000 cash prize, is presented each year during Bluefield College’s Media Appreciation Day and Shott Excellence in Media Awards Program.

As a principal figure within your organization, you have been selected to participate in the nomination process for this year’s award. Below, please nominate no more than six and no less than two candidates from your organization and from other local media agencies. Please note, half of your nominations must be for journalists from other local media outlets (and half from your organization). In addition to names of nominees, please include comments or other information supporting why each person is deserving of the award. Download a complete copy of the award description, criteria, and selection process.

Please complete and submit the online nomination form no later than Monday, November 11, 2019. It is extremely important that all nominations be received by November 11th in order to be considered in the selection process and to assure a winner can be determined in time for this year’s Media Appreciation Day.

The winner will be announced during BC’s Media Appreciation Day, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in Shott Hall. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Shott Excellence in Media Award Nomination Form