SYRACUSE — The deadline to submit nominations for WCNY’s second annual “Women Who Make America Awards” has been extended to Jan. 24.
The awards recognize women who are making a difference in Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties.
The awards also represent a collaboration with the AOL and PBS national documentary, “Makers: Women Who Make America,” to be broadcast March 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. on WCNY’s Plus channel, and March 9, 16 and 23 at 7 p.m. on WCNY’s World channel and March 17, 24 and 31 at 10 p.m. on WCNY.
Nominees must be 18 years of age or older and should be women who are making a significant difference in any of the 19 counties WCNY serves. Nominees will be evaluated on how they impact their own communities and shape today’s America in the following categories: the arts, business, community activism, education, medicine, sports and volunteerism. Any individual or organization within the 19 counties may submit nominations, which are due Jan. 24.
A nomination form is available online at www.wcny.org/makers. Nominations also may be sent by postal mail to WCNY, P.O. Box 2400, Syracuse, NY 13220-2400; Attn: Education Department.
The winners will be honored at a March 7 reception at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls.
Winners also will be featured on WCNY radio and television, social media, WCNY’s website and in an upcoming issue of The WCNY Magazine.