The Buckley Awards, originally founded and organized by the Young Conservatives Coalition from 2010-2016, began as a way to recognize outstanding young professional conservatives for their above-and-beyond service to the conservative movement. The award is in honor of William F. Buckley, Jr., whom before the age of 30 became the leader of the early conservative movement championing conservative fusion – a philosophy that brought together various strands of conservatism to work together to achieve political success and conserve America’s founding principles. The award ceremony is still one of the only ones in our movement that focuses on great achievements of young professional conservatives.

America’s Future Foundation will be awarding five young professionals who’ve made a significant contribution to the conservative movement at large in 2017.

Nominee Requirements:

  • Must be between the ages of 21-45, and must identify as politically-leaning conservative;
  • Must be nominated by someone other than nominee;
  • Must be able to accept award in Washington, D.C., at award ceremony (Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.);
  • Made a significant contribution to the conservative movement at large by either:
    1. Leading and/or organizing a significant grassroots and/or high profile initiative;
    2. Significantly contributed to advance conservative principles, or young conservative activism (for students or young professionals);
    3. Meaningfully impacted news coverage of a high profile issue in the last year;
    4. Displayed courage under fire

2016 Buckley Award Winners:

Pete Hegseth – Fox News Contributor & Author
Charlie Kirk – Founder & Executive Director, Turning Point USA
Beverly Hallberg – President, District Media Group
Jessica Jensen – Chief of Staff, Young America’s Foundation
Thomas Peters – Founder & CEO, uCampaign

All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by 5pm – NO EXCEPTIONS.

8th Annual Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Awards” Nomination Form

Leading and/or organizing a significant grassroots and/or media initiative
Significantly contributed to advance conservative principles or young conservative activism (for students or young professionals)
Meaningfully impacted news coverage of a high profile issue in the last year
Displayed courage under fire