Writing Women into History Eligibility & Nomination Process with Application Form 2023.

The Macomb Feminist Network is soliciting nominations for the annual Writing Women into History Award.

Purpose of award:  Established in 2010 to honor, promote, and expand our knowledge of the extraordinary contributions individual women have made to our local community through their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement. 

Eligible Nominees: Women eligible to be nominated have resided in McDonough County; have been exceptional role models; and have made extraordinary and long-lasting contributions within the local community through their initiatives, advocacy and/or engagement.

Method of Nomination: Community members may submit a nomination by completing the nomination form below and attaching a supporting letter. Self-nominations, when accompanied by a supporting letter, will be considered.  Nominations of women who fit the criteria but who are no longer living will also be considered. Nominations will only be considered the year they are submitted, but previous nominees may be re-nominated if they were not chosen earlier.

Method of Selection: The MFN WWIH Awards Committee members will review all nominations and select the recipient(s). 

Announcement and Recognition: The recipients’ stories will be shared at the annual awards brunch to be held Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 9:30 AM-Noon at Wesley Village Community Center in conjunction with National Women’s History Month.


Nomination Form & Process

Nominee: __________________________________________ Phone _____________________

Address ____________________________________________ Email ______________________

Nominator:  _________________________________________ Phone _____________________

Address ­­­­­____________________________________________ Email ______________________

  • Why should this nominee be selected to receive the award?  Please describe how this woman has been an exceptional role model.  What initiatives, advocacy, and/or engagement has she made within our community?
  • Be specific about what activities, programs, projects, and/or events have made your nominee     deserving of this award. The details in your letter will be helpful in the selection process.
  • Attach your nomination letter to this form. The form and letter should be sent to MFN, P.O. Box 765, Macomb, IL 61455 or emailed to Patricia Walton at PA-Walton@wiu.edu..
  • Nominations are due by Saturday, December 3, 2022.


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