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Criteria for the Mercy Otis Warren Cape Cod Woman of the Year Award:

This award will be presented to a woman who is a resident of Cape Cod, has demonstrated leadership in the Cape Cod Community and has made significant contributions to the following: The Arts, Education, Business, Community Involvement, and Volunteerism on the local level, while embracing the ideals of Patriotism.

Deadline for nominations for 2019 was on April, 15th.  Please check back next year to nominate someone for 2020.

How to apply:

Nominations should be presented on one typewritten page maximum  (anything more will be disqualified) describing what qualifies your candidate, and what makes her unique and deserving of such an honor.

Three ways to submit:

1. Complete our online form. You will be able to upload and attach your one page essay at the end of the form.

2. EMAIL Include the following information:

•Your nominee’s name
•Nominee’s mailing address
•Nominee’s telephone
•Your name
•Your mailing address
•Your contact information
•Attach a one-page essay describing what qualifies your candidate for this honor.

Email address:

3. MAIL in your nomination. Include the following information:

  • Your nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s mailing address
  • Nominee’s telephone
  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your contact information
  • Attach a one-page essay describing what qualifies your candidate for this honor.

Mail to: Mercy Otis Warren Woman of the Year Committee

c/o Barnstable County Complex

P.O. Box 427

Barnstable, MA  02630

Additionally, there will be an essay contest offered to 5th grade students Cape-wide.  The deadline for that is March 15th.  More details to follow.

Nominations must be received by Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 15th. 

Award Ceremony

The 18th Annual Award will be presented on June 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the historic Olde Barnstable County Court House, Route 6A, Barnstable in collaboration with Tales of Cape Cod, a non-profit organization whose mission is preserving the history of Cape Cod.

The recipient will be asked to participate in the 4th of July parade in Barnstable Village and Hyannis.

Last year’s recipient was Nancy Viall Shoemaker of West Barnstable.

Questions? Call Judy Walden Scarafile: 508-362-4467

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