Association president Cathie Stevanovich announces that this year's Hall of Fame nomination period will open October 1, 2014.
(This is a reprint of the article written by Kathy Miller. We are reprinting it as it succinctly and accurately details what is needed for nomination.)
The Route 66 Association of Illinois will begin seeking nominations for the 2015 Hall of Fame. Nominations are accepted from October 1st, to December 31st, 2014.
To qualify for election to the Hall of Fame, Nominees must have made significant contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor and commemorate those people, businesses, attractions, and events that helped give Route 66 such special character and historical status in Illinois.
The committee invites anyone to submit a nomination. It must include a strong fact-based essay. It must include details about the nominee’s contributions to the character or history of the Illinois portion of Route 66. We encourage that photos, news clips, and other memorabilia accompany the essay but they are not required. A panel of historians and Hall of Fame members will judge all nominations.
Nominations must include accurate documentation or declaration of the Nominee’s qualities, deeds, and history on Route 66 that merit this honor.