The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard is accepting nominations for the 2018 Creative Living Award.

The annual award was established in 1983 by a gift from Ruth Redding to honor her friend Ruth Bogan. It recognizes community members or organizations who have made significant contributions to the quality of life on the Vineyard.

Last year the award went to Heidi, Peter and Frank Dunkl.

To nominate someone send a letter describing the nominee’s contributions to Island life by email to or by mail to P.O. Box 243, West Tisbury, Massachusetts 02575.

The deadline for nominations is July 5. The award, which comes with a $1,000 honorarium, which will be presented in the fall. For more information visit