Your NHL contact will provide you with an electronic nomination form. Please complete sections of the nomination form using Microsoft Word 1997 or a later version.
When completing the form please observe the following conventions:
• Use your machine's default font (usually a Times New Roman 12 point). Do not change fonts or add any additional font codes in the document.
• Enter the name of the property in both Header A and Header B, overwriting the text “PROPERTY NAME.” Make sure you retain all the capital letters and use bold codes.
• Use the typeover feature when filling in blanks.
• Do not adjust margins within the document.
• Use single-spaced typing.
• Use footnotes instead of endnotes.
• Italicize, do not underline, titles and foreign words.
• Do not scan photographs or other illustrations into the text of the document.
• Do not reference images within the text.
• If you are including a column format inventory for section 7, use parallel columns, not newspaper columns. Create columns only by using Microsoft Word's column feature.
• Use letters, alphabetically, to reference the UTM points in section 10.
Click here to see the NHL nomination form.
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