NHOF Criteria for Selection

Nebraska Hall of Fame, Criteria for Selection

  1.  A person shall have been deceased thirty-five years to be considered.
  2.  A person shall have been born in Nebraska, have lived a significant part of his or her life in Nebraska or, made a contribution to society that was affected by his or her residence in Nebraska.
  3.  Primary consideration is given to contributions in public affairs, the arts, the sciences, the professions; secondary consideration is given to entertainment, athletics, and kindred fields where interest, publicity, and general recognition may for a time be intense, but where a contribution to society is secondary.
  4. Activities that have added to the welfare of society and to the reputation of the state shall be weighed more heavily than activities primarily benefiting the individual himself or herself.

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