Nominations are open for the 2017 Creative Living Award, the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard announced this week.

The award was established in 1983 by a gift from Ruth Redding to honor her friend Ruth Bogan, and recognizes Islanders who have enriched the quality of life on Martha’s Vineyard.

Nominations may be submitted by letter or email, describing how the person personify the qualities of Ruth Bogan. More information about the award and past recipients can be found on the Permanent Endowment website (

The deadline for submissions is June 5. The award, which includes a $1,000 honorarium, will be presented in the fall. Please send nominations to P.O. Box 243, West Tisbury, Massachusetts 02575 or email to