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How to Nominate

Nominations close each year on Aug. 1. The Board of Directors reviews the nominations to determine who will be considered for nomination. Final selections are made in December.

To submit a nomination, please click on the registration link below to complete the official nomination form. During registration you will be asked to upload an approximate 125-word bio on the nominee.

Policy requires that an inductee attend the induction banquet and other activities in person, unless deceased, to be enshrined into the Hall. If you have any questions about the form please email Bobby Guthrie  at

NOTE: A nomination to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame stays active for consideration by the Board of Directors for five years from original submission. If a nominee is not elected to the Hall after five years, then the nominee is dropped from active consideration.  Any person nominated but not elected within that five-year window may be renominated and then actively considered again.

Guidelines for Nominees:

(a) All North Carolina natives shall be eligible unless, in the judgment of the Board, they moved from the state (and never returned to live) at too early an age to be reasonably considered.

(b) Any non-native who has come to the state and maintained an official residence for ten (10) consecutive years shall be eligible. Also, a non-native whose entire athletic career has been during the time of his/her residence in the state shall be eligible.

(c) Any athlete in a lifetime sport such as golf, tennis, etc., preferably shall have reached the peak of his/her performance prior to selection, or shall have retired from active participation.

(d) Any administrator, coach or member of the media shall have reached age 62 or shall have retired from the field prior to selection. An exception may be one who has worked or coached in the state for 20 years.

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