2011 Sammies offer $60,000 in cash prizes

The Sam Adams Alliance is seeking nominees for the 2011 SAMMIES, which offers $60,000 in cash prizes to ordinary Americans who take extraordinary steps to advance our freedoms.

This year, SAM will recognize their achievements with new categories, more prizes, and the best party we've ever thrown!

Who: Sam Adams Alliance

 What: 2011 SAMMIES Contest

 When: CONTEST CLOSING: Friday, January 28, 2011


  Contact: Nic Hall   312-920-0080  nic@samadamsalliance.org

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The Sammies awards program began in 2007 with six prizes and $35,000 in award money as part of an effort to recognize and elevate the outstanding work of activists around the country. 


Today SAM has expanded the contest and awards program and increased the prize money to $60,000, recognizing bloggers, investigative journalists, videographers, citizen activists, public servants, and everything in between.

I hope you will join me and the team at SAM in our efforts to serve people who will go down in for saving the greatest nation on earth. 




Yvonne B. Ralsky
Sam Adams Alliance 


*The Sam Adams Alliance requires verification of promotion and widget placement before the tickets are distributed.   



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2011 Categories


Modern Day Sam Adams  

Prize: $20,000

 Like the original Samuel Adams, this strategist sparked a revolution, redrawing the lines of the political landscape. The Strategist united people behind a vision that successfully acted as both change agent and connector.  

the Messenger

Prize: $10,000

In the spirit of Paul Revere, who warned the colonists and, more importantly, knew which doors to knock on, The Messenger is a master of the media, awakening the American people to the principles and cause of liberty.

the Public's Servant

[No cash prize as recipient is public official]

This honoree holds themselves and their institution to a higher level of responsibility. From school board leader to congressman, the public servant awardee has enacted or helped to enact tangible improvements to their district or community from their elected or appointed position.


the Reformer 

Prize: $10,000

The Reformer is a leader in their community who works to improve and make more responsive-and responsible-the institutions of government. The Reformer is someone who organized reform measures that contributed to better government.

the Watchdog

Prize: $10,000

 Government without watchdogs is like a free all-you-can-eat-buffet. The Watchdog is a citizen who took risks by blowing the whistle or effectively making known information that promotes good government, good citizenship, or both.


the Rookie

Prize: $10,000

In 2010, newcomers to the political scene accomplished what professional politicians couldn't. The Rookie is someone who engaged in politics for the first time. Please submit an inspiring story about how you engaged and what you accomplished.