NOMINATIONS

Nominate a Nova Scotia Sport Hero!

Do you know someone who belongs in the Hall of Fame? It's up to you to make it happen!

Nomination Deadline - January 31, 2023

ELIGIBILITY FOR NOMINATION

The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame accepts nominations from the public for the categories of Athlete, Builder and Team. The Hall of Fame encourages the public to submit nominations for review. The following are points to consider when submitting your nomination.

DEFINITION AND ELIGIBILITY

ATHLETE

An individual who has competed in sport and who has achieved excellence at a provincial, national or international level.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Any person who was born in Nova Scotia or resided in Nova Scotia during his/her accomplishments for a minimum of four (4) years.
  • An athlete shall be eligible for election after a period of three (3) years has elapsed from the date when, in the opinion of the selection committee, the nominee has retired or has competed at the highest level of competition.

BUILDER

An individual who has made a major contribution to the development and advancement of sport or sports provincially, nationally or internationally.

May include but not limited to: Administrators, Officials, Technicians, Coaches, Educators, Organizers, Sponsors

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Any person born in Nova Scotia or who resided in Nova Scotia during his/her accomplishments. A builder shall be eligible for election at any time.

TEAM

Two (2) or more individuals who have competed in a team sport, represented Nova Scotia, and have achieved excellence at a provincial, national or international level.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A team shall be eligible for election after a period of five (5) years has elapsed from the date when the team achieved its major accomplishment. A team can be nominated for multiple years of competition if the members remained the same and the accomplishment is equal.

Each year the Selection Panel and Committee review an average of 75-100 nominations. A maximum of seven (7) are selected as inductees for each induction year, five (5) inductees being the maximum for athletes/teams and two (2) the maximum for builders.

NOMINATION FORMS

Staff at the Hall of Fame are available throughout the year to answer any questions regarding nominations and to assist in putting the nomination together.

NOMINATIONS FAQ

Can I submit my nomination electronically?

Yes, you may submit your nomination electronically by emailing shane@nsshf.com. Please submit the nomination as one attachment if possible.

What if my nomination arrives after the deadline due to mail delays?

As long as your nomination is post-marked by January 31, it will still be considered. 

Can letters of support have electronic signatures?

Yes, electronic, typed, and scanned signatures are all acceptable.

What if I have more than 12 pages of information to submit? 

Only 12 pages of information will be forwarded to the selection panel for consideration. Additional information will be kept on file for research purposes in case the nomination is successful, but it will not be considered as part of the selection process. If you are submitting more than 12 pages of information, please indicate which pages you want forwarded to the selection panel. 

What if I am unable to type my nomination?

If you are unable to type your nomination, please contact the Hall of Fame for assistance prior to the nomination deadline. We can assist nominators by typing handwritten pages.

What happens if my nomination is not successful?

Any nominee who has been considered, but not elected by the Selection Committee, shall remain eligible for consideration and election for a total of five years, and then will be removed from consideration for three years minimum, after which they are eligible to be nominated again.

What if I want to nominate someone who is already an active nominee?

 If you believe that your nominee may already be an active nomination (previously nominated, but not yet successful and still eligible for consideration), please contact us for confirmation. We will give nominators the opportunity to connect with other nominators in order to consolidate information for the best possible nomination. 

Can I update an active nomination that I previously submitted? 

Yes, contact us any time before the January 31 deadline to update an active nomination.

How does the selection process work?

 The Selection Policy and Procedure Manual, linked above, outlines our process for selection and induction.

 What achievements should a successful nominee have?

 The eligibility criteria for each category of inductee are listed above, and the Selection Policy and Procedure Manual includes a list of nine additional criteria that the Selection Panel and Committee use when considering nominees.

For any questions regarding nominations, please contact Shane Mailman: shane@nsshf.com / 902-404-3339

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