Request a Proclamation, Letter or Award

You can request letters, proclamations and awards from Governor Cooper’s office using the form below. To allow time for processing, please submit your request 60 days in advance of when you need it. For proclamations, please include draft language that is no more than 300 words long.  Please note for Order of the Long Leaf Pine and Old North State award nominations, the nominee’s total years of service to the state is required. Due to the numerous requests, we are unable to process congratulatory letters for persons not residing in North Carolina.

To follow up on a request for a letter, proclamation or award, you can reach us at 919-814-2000 or via email at

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Criteria For State of North Carolina Awards

Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This award is the State of North Carolina highest honor of recognition.  It is granted for employees with 30 or more years of employment with the State of North Carolina.  The award is also granted for exemplary community services that demonstrates a significant impact in improving a local community.  As a result, the service of a nominee has strengthened North Carolina.  Supporting documents are required to detail the years of employment or service rendered.

Old North State

This award is granted for public service employment for 20 or more years to the State of North Carolina. The recognition is also granted to persons that have devoted significant volunteer or community service.  Nominations for this award should include supporting documentation that describes volunteer, public or community service.

Certificate of Appreciation

This award is granted to residents for outstanding public service.  The award may also be granted to recognize the efforts of an individual, organization or business.  Supporting documents are required to detail why a nominee is deserving of recognition.

Laurel Wreath

This award is granted to residents for outstanding athletics or contribution in sports.  Nominations for this award can be for a team or individual and should include documentation why the nominee is deserving of the award.

Thank you for your nomination for the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award.

In order to complete your request, we require:

  • A biography of the nominee and three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Email these documents to in a separate email after completing and submitting this form. 
  • Use the following for the email subject line: Supporting Documents for Long Leaf Pine Nomination for: (include name of Nominee).

We cannot process nominations until we have these documents.

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Nominee Information

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Honoree Information