Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards

The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards were established in 1979 to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans. Since the inception of the awards, more than 100 individuals including high school students, lawyers, librarians, journalists and educators have been honored.

Nominees have traditionally come from the areas of journalism, arts and entertainment, education, publishing, law and government, and winners are selected by a panel of distinguished judges. A reception will be held to honor the winners and to present them with a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

Winners and Judges of the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards

Nominations are accepted by filling out the PDF form linked below and mailing it to:

Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards
Hugh M. Hefner Foundation Director
10236 Charing Cross Road
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Nomination Form (PDF)