The criteria for nomination is as follows
- The artist/supporter made the artistic contribution between the years of 1900-2003
- The artist/supporter lived in North bay or surrounding area at some time during the above mentioned period.
- The artist/supporter is contribution is considered a shining star in the community.
- The artist/supporter’s contribution provides some historical benefit.
- The artist/supporter’s contribution enhances public value and lifestyle and is considered for the betterment for the community.
The committee also decided to look as various disciplines, noted as follows: Music, Dance, Acting, Supporter, Media, Variety.