Public Nomination Submissions


Nominations to the California Hall of Fame by the public are welcome and encouraged to give the public a voice in the selection process and to assist the Museum in developing a comprehensive list of suitable candidates.

Please review the list of criteria below and answers to the California Hall of Fame FAQ’s before submitting a nomination. Submissions are accepted year round, and qualified candidates are added to an on-going master list from which the annual list of inductees are selected by the Governor and First Lady.

All nominees must meet all of the following required criteria for consideration:

  • Lived in California for a minimum of 5 years;
  • Transcend the boundaries of his or her field to make a lasting, significant contribution to the state, nation and world;
  • Embody the spirit of California and the California Dream;
  • Motivate and inspire people to further their own dreams through his or her unique story and accomplishments

Please include all of the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, field of expertise, dates of birth and death (if posthumous);
  • A brief biography highlighting the nominee’s personal history and connection to California;
  • A brief list of significant accomplishments in his or her field and lasting contributions which have transcended the boundaries of his or her field;
  • A brief explanation of why s/he is the embodiment of the California Dream and inspirational;
  • Your name, mailing address, daytime phone number and email address


Candidate Information

Enter the candidate’s area of expertise (i.e. politics, science, the arts, etc.)


Enter a brief biography highlighting the candidate’s personal history and connection to California.

Enter a brief list of the candidate’s significant accomplishments and awards.

Enter the candidate’s lasting contributions that have transcended previous boundaries in his or her field.

Enter a brief description on how the candidate inspires people to further their own dreams through his or her unique story and/or accomplishments.

Your Contact Information
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