Nominations for the 2020 award will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 15, 2020. Ordinarily, the award will be made to living Americans who are or were elected officials. Individuals at all levels of government—federal, state and local—are eligible for the award. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary acts of political courage.
Award nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominations received after February 15th of each year will be rolled over for consideration the following year.