Great Ohioan Nomination Process Open

October 1 - December 3

The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and Capitol Square Foundation are seeking nominations for the 2019 class of “Great Ohioans.” The award commemorates special Ohioans who have played a significant role in an event, or series of events, of lasting significance in World, American or Ohio history. Additional criteria include being born in Ohio or lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years. At least 25 years must have passed since the commemorated event, in which the nominee participated. 

This award is an opportunity to recognize Ohioans who have made an impact in a number of important areas. All Ohioans, including teachers and students, are encouraged to participate in the nomination process. Great Ohioan nomination categories include: inventions/medicine/science; literature/journalism/history; academics; communications/education; entertainment/sports; and government/military/public service/religion. Nomination forms and details are available at