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Nominations are being accepted for Bowie’s Hall of Honor, an award that recognizes residents’ contributions to the community.

To nominate someone for the Hall of Honor, the individual must be deceased for at least one year as of the nomination deadline, Feb. 7, said Matt Corley, Bowie’s special events coordinator.

Nominees should have made a “major and lasting contribution” to the city and have been a resident of the city during their contribution or time of death, Corley said.

While the Hall of Honor is offered every year, the last resident to make it on to the Hall of Honor was in 2007, he said.

“It is like the Baseball Hall of Fame,” Corley said. “There are criteria to be met.”

John Ainsworth was inducted into the hall in 2007 for his efforts in getting Bowie’s Ice Arena built, which opened in 1971, Corley said.

The first Hall of Honor inductees were selected in 1994, he said. Nominations are sent to the Bowie Community Outreach Committee, comprised of Bowie residents, and they make recommendations to the Bowie City Council, which then will give final approval, Corley said.

A plague is placed in City Hall, he said.

The nomination forms can be found online at www.cityofbowie.org or you can call 301-809-3078 for more information. Forms should be submitted with attention to Hall of Honor at Bowie City Hall, 15901 Excalibur Road.