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WDHOF Member Nominations

Nominations are due by August 30, 2017.
An overview of the process and criteria are provided below

The Women Divers Hall of Fame

HELP US HONOR OUTSTANDING WOMEN!

The Women Divers Hall Of Fame (WDHOF) seeks to recognize the outstanding contributions that women divers have made in the exploration, knowledge, safety, enjoyment, and preservation of our underwater world. We know there are many deserving women not yet among our honorees. Please take time to recognize them with your nomination.

A woman nominated to the WDHOF must meet two criteria to be considered for membership:

  1. She must actually be an underwater diver, and
  2. Her contribution must be recognized as significant.

Guidelines for successful nominations are provided here. Other representative achievements which have qualified Nominees for selection in the past can be seen in the member rosters.

All nomination materials must be received electronically using the online nomination form (see #1 below) and must be submitted together as a single submission by August 30, 2017. The nomination packet must include:

  1. a completed
  2. a SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS which addresses the GUIDELINES
  3. at least TWO (but no more than five) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, with preferably at least one written by a WDHOF Member. If this is not possible, both recommendations must be written by individuals who are able to address the nominee's credentials with respect to the guidelines
  4. a BIOGRAPHY of approximately 100 words, which will be used as the descriptor on the “Member Roster,”press releases, and other places where members are honored if the nominee is selected; and
  5. a DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH which likewise will be used in the member roster/etc., for successful nominees.
  6. All information contained in the Nomination Form must be approved by Nominee prior to submission.

WDHOF expects that any Nominee who is nominated and selected will accept the invitation for membership and induction into the organization. To ensure interest, the NOMINEE MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE NOMINATION BY THE NOMINATOR. (Note: Self-nominations are acceptable but all materials are still required.)

In order for your nomination to be processed, all entries marked with an asterisk (*) on the Nomination Form must be complete. Incomplete nominations will not be accepted and will not be considered.

All nominees will be given a free Associate Membership for one year.

If you have any questions or, if electronic submission presents a hardship, please contact the New Member Committee Chair at Nominations@WDHOF.org.

PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR COMPLETED NOMINATION AND ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS. You should receive an acknowledgement of your nomination within 10 days.

The New Members Committee will consider all nominations and make its annual selection of new members by early October. All Nominees and Nominators will be notified by mid-October.

Within 30 days of receiving notification, the SELECTEE MUST PROVIDE WDHOF WITH AN OFFICIAL ACCEPTANCE OF MEMBERSHIP. The official induction of WDHOF Honorees is made annually at the Beneath the Sea (BTS) Expo, which is held in March at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

The acceptance notice should also indicate whether or not the Selectee will attend the Awards Ceremony at Beneath the Sea, along with confirmation of her biography, photo, and current contact information for the WDHOF Directory. The acceptance and confirmation can be made by email to Nominations@WDHOF.org or by regular mail to

WDHOF Nominations
10 High Lake Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Selectees are expected and encouraged to attend the induction, but if for some reason a selectee is unable to attend, alternate arrangements will be made.

All personal information (including postal/email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) will remain confidential and will be used only for correspondence relating to this nomination. Questions on the nomination process may be submitted to Nominations@WDHOF.org.

Thank you for helping WDHOF to raise public awareness of the outstanding contributions that women have made and continue to make to the diving community!