1. This award is given on an annual basis for the activator with the most number of activated Lighthouses in a single year, irrespective of location or number of visits. At least two stations must be worked from each light activated. The lighthouses identifier must be listed on the World List Of Lights database. The ARLHS Activator Award is not available to SWL’s.

2. All ARLHS General Rules and requirements are applicable.

3. All lighthouse operations for this award must have been made from the area of the light or beacon in accordance with the ARLHS definition of such at the time of operation. Currently, this is defined as being “within visual sight of the light or beacon.” Beginning February 1, 2002, the following criteria apply:

Physical presence on the property is preferred, of course; but a property adjacent to that of the light is also acceptable. However, operation within a distance not to exceed 1000 meters (or 1100 yards or 3300 feet) must in any case be utilized, with the following possible exception: In situations where these alternatives are not physically possible, are dangerous, or are prohibited, the distance rule is suspended and the operation should take place as close as physically possible while at the same time ensuring safe operation and abidance to all laws.

4. Application Procedure (Please follow carefully)

  • You may apply for this award yourself or nominate a candidate to receive this award by sending the following information to the Awards Manager (see General Rules for address).
  • A letter describing why the nominee should be considered for the Activator of the Year award
  • For self applicants, two (2) stations that you worked from each lighthouse must be listed on the application form.
  • In order to validate the number of lighthouses activated, additional proofs will be requested, such as cross-referencing the activities calendar on the WLOL website, and/or email announcements and other means deemed suitable by the awards managers.