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The Buckley Awards

Buckley Award Winners

The Annual Buckley Awards celebrate the young leaders making strides to advance freedom and prosperity in their communities across the country.

Do you know a young leader who believes that free markets and limited government better the lives and happiness of all and have made it their mission to advance these values? Help us to celebrate the courage, service, and dedication of these liberty-minded young professionals by nominating a leader that inspires you by October 14, 2020!

Buckley Award Nominees:

1. May not nominate themselves

2. Must be between the ages of 22-40, and must identify as liberty-minded

3. Made a significant contribution to the advancement of freedom at large by either:
-Leading or organizing a significant grassroots or media initiative
-Significantly contributing to the advancement or understanding of the ideas of a free society
-Meaningfully impacting news coverage of a high profile issue in the last 18 months (April 2019- September 2020)
-Displaying courage and grace under fire


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*Organized by the Young Conservatives Coalition from 2010-2016, The Buckley Awards 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., who 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. 

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