Nominate a South Shore Legend

Know someone who has a connection to Northwest Indiana and has made a "world of difference" to the area and beyond? Nominate them to be a South Shore Legend. Multiple individuals engaged in the same activity can be included in one nomination.

Below is a nomination form that must be completed for a candidate to be considered. 

Address all inquiries to Stephanie Smith at or (219) 301-7765. 

If you prefer to mail or email the nomination to us, please download the information here.

Annual Legend Inductions

There will be one (1) South Shore Legend inducted annually.  The next induction date is October 3, 2024. Nominations must be from or have made an impact in one of the seven (7) following counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Starke or Pulaski.  

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Nominee Information

Let us know where in Northwest Indiana has provided your nominee a home, template, laboratory and/or workshop that has contributed to their accomplishments in a specific field or endeavor.

In selecting a South Shore Legend, the emphasis should be on the accomplishment, here or elsewhere, and secondarily on the individual(s). The Legend's accomplishment(s) should have had a substantial impact that still resonates in and/or beyond the region.

Your nominee’s contributions need to be documented. Please upload no more than two pieces of documentation in the media or other sources to support their contribution.

A South Shore Legend must exemplify at least one of the four pillars - innovation, creativity, courage and/or exploration.

A South Shore Legend is representative of a special breed of individuals whose acts and deeds have made a world of difference. Please submit a 50 to 100-word statement on how they have done this.

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