National Gay Flag Football Hall of Fame Nominations
Thank you for nominating a special National Gay Flag Football League Member for consideration of induction into the NGFFL Hall of Fame. Before completing the form, please be sure to review the eligibility criteria.
We are currently accepting nominations for consideration in the 2016 Induction cycle. Nominations received by July 1, 2016 will be considered in the 2016 Induction cycle. The completed nomination form, picture, video and any supporting materials must submitted through this website by 11:59 pm July 1, 2016, Pacific Time. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year.
The legacy of NGFFL will be kept and passed down to future generations of flag football players by way of our organization's "Hall of Fame". In 2010 the league shall initiate its Hall of Fame to honor the achievements (both on and off the football field) of people in gay flag football. The purpose of the National Gay Flag Football League Hall of Fame is to provide a historical perspective and perpetuate the history of gay flag football and Gay Bowl.
Any member of a NGFFL or association, living or deceased, (including players, managers, coaches, referees, scorekeepers, sponsors, and fans), who have been an active member for at least seven years are eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame. Nominees should have made significant contributions to their leagues and/or to the NGFFL. Notable exceptions are death and unforeseen relocation of a member that prohibited them from participating for seven consecutive years.
The applications may be submitted by any person who is familiar with the candidate. Nominated people who are not inducted shall be automatically resubmitted for two additional years. After the three-year period, the nominator of the applicant shall be notified and asked to submit an updated application for the nominee.
The Director of Operations will prepare a ballot with the names of all nominees and will submit the ballot with a copy of the applications to the voting members within 14 days of the deadline for nominations. Voting members will have 14 days from the date the ballots are distributed to return them to the Director of Operations. The Director of Operations will tabulate the results of the voting, and notify the nominees, NGFFL Officers, and the living Hall of Fame candidates of the results. The voting members shall meet via teleconference annually to elect the new Hall of Fame. There is no set number of new inductees, but as a ground rule, two to five new members should be selected each year. The voting members may vote for a maximum of five nominees.
Voting members shall consist of the following:
A. A member from each class of the Hall of Fame for the past 6 years. Hall of Fame member must have been active in one of the past two Gay Bowls
B. NGFFL Board Representative
** Each eligible voter receives one vote only. (i.e. if someone is a Hall of Fame member and also holds an NGFFL board position, they have only one vote.)
Nominating members shall include of the following:
A. A complete nomination form.
B. A photograph of the individual who is being nominated
Additionally, each nominator is highly encouraged to submit a video to advocate for his/her contributions to the criteria to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This video will assist in the selection process. The video must be 180 seconds or shorter, can must be created with a public link to be viewed. (YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc) This video is not mandatory however, it is strongly encouraged, as it will assist the Hall of Fame members to see the nominee’s support from their local and national league. Should you have any questions about the video, please direct all questions to the NGFFL Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Director of Operations at email@example.com.
Please fill out the Word document below and e-mail it, along with a photo of the nominee (no more than three), to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 1, 2016.
Hall of Fame Nomination Form