While last year was a year of huge disruption that resulted in the Annual HDSA Convention going virtual, 2021 will be one of healing where we count our blessings, remember those we lost and celebrate our heroes.

Once again, the Annual HDSA Convention will be a virtual experience. You proved last year, that no matter how we gather – in person, socially distanced or online -- HD families remain strong and united.

Throughout 2020, our community continued to raise awareness and support our families, while carrying on the important work of the Society. So many of you pitched in as never before, and we are grateful for your leadership and commitment.

Let’s celebrate this amazing spirit, innovation and strength! Please take a few moments to nominate those individuals in your local HDSA community who embody Marjorie Guthrie in their volunteer efforts, who lead by example and connect with their peers, who exemplify the very best of Woody Guthrie as they face their battle with Huntington’s disease, for one of our prestigious HDSA National Awards.

This year we’ll be recognizing leaders in the community with the Woody Guthrie Award, the Marjorie Guthrie Award, the HDSA Youth/JHD Award and the HDSA Person of the Year.

Additionally, we will honor and celebrate the outstanding work of our Chapters and Affiliates with two awards – the HDSA Chapter of the Year and the HDSA Affiliate of the Year. You can find descriptions for all of these awards below.

Though we may not be able to recognize these outstanding members of our community in person, to thank them, embrace them and allow them to bask in the recognition of their peers, we do hope to create a special event on Sunday June 13 at 5:30 p.m. that, while not replacing the specialness that an in person ceremony offers, will still provide some measure of appreciation and thanks for their tireless work in 2020.

To nominate an individual for any of the HDSA National Awards please fill out the form below. One nominee per online form, please; but feel free to nominate as many individuals and HDSA Chapters & Affiliates as you like!    


Nominations must be submitted no later than May 14, 2021.

National Awards

Please complete a separate form for EACH nominee. If you wish to nominate the same person for multiple awards, please complete a SEPARATE NOMINATION for each award.