Deadline Extended: Nominate a Creative Citizen
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  • August 23, 2012
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    • Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood, recipient of the 2010 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship

The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation are seeking nominations for their annual Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, which will be awarded at the Institute's annual gala dinner this December in New York City.

Thie $100,000 award is given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.

Previous winners include Robert Moses, Dolores Huerta, David Protess, Barbara Ehrenreich, Jonathan Kozol, Amy Goodman, Michael Ratner, Van Jones, Jim Hightower, Cecile Richards, Bill McKibben, and Tony Kushner.

Candidates can be found in a wide variety of occupations, including academia, journalism, organizing, public health, environmental sciences, literature, art, and the humanities. The prize is intended to encourage the recipients to continue their work and to inspire others to challenge the prevailing orthodoxies they face in their own careers. The recipient must be a US citizen and cannot currently be holding or seeking public office.

Please send us a short paragraph describing your nominee, along with any contact information that you may have. Your recommendation will be kept private and will be shared only with the judges of the prize.

To nominate someone, please email us at

The deadline for nominations has been extended to September 4.

For more information, please visit our website.

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