As we begin another school year, you may have engaged students in a Sherlock Holmes related project that qualifies for the Beacon Award or may be planning such a project for the upcoming school year that will be completed before the November 15th deadline. If so, please review the nomination form and submit your materials The Beacon Society - The Beacon Award.
Nominees may be of any profession, but they must have made a significant contribution to exposing young people to the stories of Sherlock Holmes. An applicant may either be nominated by another person or may apply himself/herself. A group or scion society may be nominated. A project(s) must be completed before applying for the Beacon Award.
Beacon Award nominations may be submitted all year. The closing date for evaluation during the current review cycle is November 15, 2016. Once evaluation has been completed the winner will be notified in December 2016. Nominations made after the deadline will be held for evaluation in 2017.
Each year the Beacon Society Award is given to an individual, scion society, or organization that has made a significant contribution to exposing young people to the study of Sherlock Holmes stories.
Each Award consists of a:
- Certificate and a check for $221
- One-year Serpentine Muse and The Baker Street Journal subscription to the recipient or a school/organization of the recipient's choice.
- Summary of the winner's activity on the Beacon Society website
The Beacon Society is a scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars, an international organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts founded in 1934 by Christopher Morley. The Irregulars (known as the BSI) meet every January in New York City for a weekend of celebration and study.
An application form, guidelines and other details about the Beacon Award may be obtained at the society’s website, http://beaconsociety.com/awards/award-winners/beacon-award
Other teaching materials, information about the Society, and resources for educating students can be found at the Society’s website, http://www.beaconsociety.com
With much regards
The Beacon Society