is seeking nominations for its annual New Orleanian of the Year, a designation given to one local resident who has made outstanding contributions to the metro area this year. Elected officials are not eligible. Nominations should consist of a brief biographical sketch and the reasons you believe this person deserves recognition. Please mail to Shala Carlson, Gambit Weekly
, 3923 Bienville St., NOLA 70119. Entries also may be sent via fax (483-3116) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org
). No phone calls, please. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 10; the New Orleanian of the Year will be announced in our Jan. 4 issue.