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. 12; the New Orleanian of the Year will be announced in our Jan. 6 issue.