Thank you for your interest in nominating a great woman to be considered for induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame! Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. All nominations received prior to December 31, 2024 will be reviewed as a part of the next induction cycle (anticipated 2025-2026).

Below you can read more about our eligibility and judging process. If you have any questions about nominations, please email us at

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General Criteria

Nominees may be contemporary or historical, but must be citizens of the United States, either by birth or naturalization. Their contribution(s) should be of value to society, be of national and/or global importance and of enduring value.

Judging Information

Staff will review nominations for accuracy and compliance and will send complete nominations to a Panel of National Judges. The scoring is based on the value of the nominee’s contribution(s) to society, the significant national or global impact of their achievement(s), and the enduring value of their achievement(s). The Panel of National Judges consists of distinguished citizens and representatives from respected national organizations. Your completed form is the only tool used to determine the merits of each nominee for induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Please refrain from sending petitions, photos, books, etc. References to websites are not acceptable nominations.

If you are interested in joining the Panel of National Judges, please complete this application. You will be contacted if your experience and expertise is a match for the Hall’s needs when the review process begins.