The deadline to accept nominations for the 2018 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award sponsored by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) has been extended to June 22, 2018.
NMFOG has made it easy to submit a nomination by visiting the NMFOG website and click on Nominations for all of the requirements.
Awards categories include: business, law, education, government, media and citizen advocacy.
Almost 50 New Mexicans have been honored by NMFOG and the organization is looking to add to that number by currently accepting nominations for the 2018 award.
Individuals selected by a panel of FOG directors will be honored will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments championing transparency and defending the people’s right to know the affairs of government.
Award recipients will be at the annual “Your Right to Know” Dixon Lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.