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Nominations sought for 2017 Newsmaker of the Year

Dos Equis celebrates the Most Interesting Man in the World; the Nobel Committee awards the Peace Prize; Football has the Heisman Trophy and People hands out the Sexiest Man Alive. In between there are the Academy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Not to be outdone, The Times-Advocate has the annual Newsmaker of the Year award shortly after the New Year.

The T-A is inviting nominations and suggestions for our annual “Newsmaker of the Year” award for 2017. We will accept nominations until December 31.

The purpose of the award is not to honor someone for good works or how highly their fellow citizens regard them, but for how much impact that person has had on Escondido during the past year—for good or for ill.

Think of the award of being the local equivalent of the Time Magazine Person of the Year. The award will be given for how dominant this person has been in the news during the past 12 months.

We solicit suggestions and nominations for the award. The winner will receive a prestigious little award, and be featured in the paper and online. It is, in short, an empty honor, but has pretty good bragging rights.

The newspaper reserves the right to choose whomever it deems best fulfills the criteria for Newsmaker. But all nominations will be considered. Send your nominations to editor@times-advocate.

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