WakeREGISTRY – Explanation & Execution 2015


Honoring and Preserving the best moving and still images in Wake!


This page is intended for the Selection Panel as background information.


Focus: historical importance, iconic imagery, breakthrough moments, cultural significance, pivotal events, timeless artistry, etc

2015 Season: March-July (5 “winners”, 50 “Top 10” images)

(Subsequent seasons planned to run January-July, culminating with recognition in conjunction with Expo in September.)


The goal of this project is to assemble the definitive group of the most important images in Wake and preserve them for the enjoyment and education of future generations.

Photos are getting lost, VHS tapes and films are degrading, and the memories of these pivotal events are fading fast. Now is the time to gather them in one place for all to remember!



  • Categories will be selected each month, and online nominations will be made by the Selection Panel and the general public.
  • The Selection Panel will vote online to create rankings.
  • The top 10 images from each month’s category will be presented on the WHOF website and related media with a brief explanation of why it is such an important moment. Images will also include recognition of the people who came together to create these magic moments.
  • Winning images from each month will also receive special treatment; including interviews, back-story, and important photos and links that help to tell the whole story of the event.

Honored images should be at least 7 years old to have “stood the test of time” and be viewed with some historical perspective.



  1. First month of the new season

Selection Panelists will be able to make an online nomination(s) of an image(s) in that month’s new category. Additional nominations will be taken from the general public to create a field of 15-20 qualified nominations.


  1. Second month (and each subsequent month of the season)

Selection Panelist can vote online to rank the previous month’s 15-20 qualified nominations and make a new online nomination(s) in the new category of the month.


  1. Last month of the season

Selection Panelist can only vote online on the previous month’s nomination


Estimated time per month if nominating and voting: 30-60 minutes.


All BOD members are eligible to nominate and vote, and are encouraged to find qualified members for the Selection Panel.

Nominations and voting will be online


Email Campaign: The Selection Panel will receive a recurring series of emails to remind them to nominate and vote each month. They will receive a link for nominations and voting on a members only area of the WHOF website.


We are looking for additional members of the Selection Panel. If you know someone, let us know!


Categories (5 total in 2015)

  1. Cover – magazine, book, video, game, program, brochure, etc
  2. Sequence
  3. Advertisement
  4. Video
  5. Iconic Female