The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards Nominations

Rob Roehm has just posted a call for nominations for REH Foundation Award nominees. Previously, everyone and anyone who produced anything Howard-related was automatically nominated for an REH Foundation Award. This year, to make being nominated an honor in itself, the Foundation is limiting the ballot to the top five nominees in each category that are picked by Howard fans. The awards for Outstanding Achievement in 2011 will be presented to the winners on Friday evening, June 8, in Cross Plains immediately following the Howard Days banquet.

While the new nomination process for these awards is open to the general public and not just members of the Foundation, the actual voting is limited to Foundation members only. If you want to vote on the final roster of nominees, there is still time to join the Foundation.  The REH Foundation has three levels of membership, perfect for anyone’s budget:

$20 – as a Supporting Member you will receive a 10% discount on REHF and REH Foundation Press (REHFP) books and merchandise.

$50 – as a Friend of REH you will receive the member discount above as well as the REHF newsletter, and your name posted (if wanted) on the website.

$100 – Legacy Circle members will receive all the above, along with invitations to special events, plus a yearly REHF pin. Legacy Circle members might also get other additional benefits during the year.

So, whether you are a Foundation member or part of REH fandom in general, you can partipate in the first part of this process by selecting three nominees in each of the award categories. Once you have made your selections, e-mail them to Rob for tabulation. Rob has requested that the e-mail containing your nominations be “signed” with your first and last name.

You can nominate up to three in each of the categories. The top five nominees in each category will go on the ballot. Deadline for nominations is February 29, 2012. After the nominees are selected, the next step will be the voting process. Be sure and check the Foundation’s website for voting details in February and March. And if you are not a member of the Foundation, now is a good time to join.