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Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award

Nomination Deadline for 2023 is May 16th!!

One of the most prestigious honors presented by the League, the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes the selfless efforts of a League volunteer.

The award was created to honor volunteer extraordinaire Edie Blackstone, the wife of Jess Blackstone, a wood carver in the League for many years, whose birds are miniature sculptures that stand today as collector’s items in the League’s Permanent Collection.

Edie adopted the cause of the League of NH Craftsmen for her own. She worked on staff, retired, and came back as a volunteer for a great number of years. Edie worked to provide craft education and membership services, and every year she would be at the Craftsmen’s Fair serving the League in literally hundreds of ways. We celebrate her selfless dedication with the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award.

Click here for a list of previous winners.

To be more inclusive of the variety of ways that volunteers support the work of the League of NH Craftsmen, we have adjusted the timeline of this award to coincide with the League’s Annual Meeting. If you have questions about eligibility, please reach out to nhleague@nhcrafts.org for staff support.

To nominate a volunteer who has given in extraordinary ways to support craftspeople and craft education, please use the online form found below.
The final selection is made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The recipient will be recognized and presented with the award at the League’s Annual Meeting, held May 23rd at 5 PM.

 

Blackstone Award Nomination Form

This form is used by League community members to nominate individuals for volunteer excellence.

One of the most prestigious honors presented by the League, the Blackstone Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes the selfless efforts of a League volunteer.