The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the first annual award in honor of one of the pioneers in online baseball research.from the press release:

The Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Committee (www.SpiraAward.org) has announced the rules and procedures for nominations for the inaugural Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. The winner of the Greg Spira Award will receive a cash prize of $1,000. The committee will also recognize two additional writers with awards of $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

The Nomination Period will open at 12:01 a.m. EST on January 16, 2013, and remain open through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2013. Nominations received before or after the Nomination Period will not be considered.

The Nomination Form for the Greg Spira Award can be found at www.SpiraAward.org. Anyone can nominate a qualifying piece for the Award, and self-nominations by authors are welcome. Note, however, that only one entry per author will be considered for the Greg Spira Award.

For full details, see the attached PDF file.