To commemorate the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting
significance in World, American or Ohio history through the awarding of the Capitol Square
Foundation's "Great Ohioan" Award.
Must be an individual Ohioan or group of Ohioans who have made a significant or lasting contribution to
the World, American or Ohio history; and
Must have been born in Ohio or lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years; and
At least 25 years have passed since the event, in which the nominee participated, is being
There is a compelling reason why the Ohio Statehouse, rather than some other location in the state,
should be the location of the award or commemorative work.
||The Capitol Square Foundation Great Ohioans Committee will select two nominees from each category to submit up to the full Board for approval. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the oversight body for the Ohio Statehouse, will select the final award winners with a majority vote. The Great Ohioan Award recipients will be announced and recognized in January.