- Nominee must be 70 years old by May 15, 2019.
- Self-nominations are accepted.
- Family members may nominate other family members.
- Nominee must live or work/have worked in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
- Awards will not be given posthumously.
- Nominations must include the nominees’ name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable).
- The person submitting a nomination must include their name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable).
- Nominees cannot be past award recipients.
- Employees of the Winston-Salem Journal / BH Media and Senior Services are not eligible.
- Entries are accepted starting 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on April 15, 2019 and ends on 11:59pm EST on May 15, 2019.
- Submitting entries:
- "Required" sections must be completed:
- You may submit a nomination in one of the following ways:
- Preferred Method: Complete the online form at https://www.journalnow.com/7-over-seventy/.
- Download a PDF application from the Winston-Salem Journal website and mail completed form to: Winston-Salem Journal, C/O 7 over Seventy Nominations, 418 N. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. You may also scan and e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit the Winston-Salem Journal office (418 N Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101) and pick up a printed form. Submit completed nominations to the front desk receptionist during business hours (8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday).
- Visit the Senior Services office (2895 Shorefair Dr NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27105) and pick up a printed form. Submit completed nominations to the front desk receptionist during business hours (8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday).
- All mailed nominations must be post-marked by May 15, 2019.
- All e-mailed applications must be e-mailed by May 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.
- All online applications must be received by May 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.
- Supporting documentation such as photographs, news articles, etc. will not be accepted; award selection will be based solely on information provided on nomination forms.
- Limit three entries per person. All entries become the property of the Winston-Salem Journal and will not be returned.
- The Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services are not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, illegible, incomplete, mutilated, postage due or misdirected entries or mail. The Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services assume no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services are not responsible for any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services on account of technical problems or delays, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest.
- Your entry will be disqualified if you (i) provide information that is incomplete, inaccurate or fraudulent; or (ii) fail to comply with or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Nomination Guidelines.
- The Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to cancel, modify, or suspend any portion of these awards should any causes beyond the control of The Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services corrupt the administration, security or proper contest participation or entry submission.
Criteria / Award Selection
- 7 over Seventy seeks to recognize the contributions of older adults who have greatly impacted Forsyth County through their community service, civic and social engagement, and/or career. Award selections are based on community involvement and contribution to the betterment of their fellow citizens in Forsyth County. Awards will be given to those who have dedicated a significant amount of time (volunteer or career) to help enhance the lives of others in Forsyth County, including but not limited to the building of social capital.
- 7 over Seventy Award honorees may exemplify the following attributes and/or accomplishments:
- Trail-blazing accomplishments
- Making a tangible difference in the lives of others
- Inspirational leadership
- Acts of generosity
- Mentorship (at work or in the community)
- Public policy innovation and/or development
- The honoree will be chosen by a committee comprised of community members of various organizations, including but not limited to, at least one Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services staff member.
- Odds of being selected depend on number of qualified entries received.
- The potential honorees will be contacted by phone and must agree to accept the award, and may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/compliance with the rules and a publicity/liability release which must be returned, properly executed, within 3 days of notification attempt.
- Honorees are required to be available for interviews and photography during the dates of May 28, 2019 through July 5, 2019. Honorees grant the Winston-Salem Journal permission to use name, photograph or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Awards / 7 over Seventy Luncheon
- Seven (7) nominees may receive the 7 over Seventy Award.
- The Award honorees will be recognized at a luncheon organized by the Winston-Salem Journal and Senior Services on TBD.
- For the name of the award recipients, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Winston-Salem Journal, 418 N. Marshall St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.