1. Nominations for The  Shaw Prize shall  only  be submitted by  invited nominators. 
    Self nominations or nominations by uninvited persons shall be discarded.

2. The nomination of a person already deceased shall not be considered.

3. A nomination shall be valid only if it is received by The Shaw Prize Secretariat on
    or before the deadline stated in the invitation letter and on the nomination form.

4. A nomination  may  be invalidated  if it does not comply with the rules stipulated
    in the invitation letter and on the nomination form.

5. A nomination validly submitted and  accepted in  a nomination year  shall  be
    considered only  for that particular year. A nomination year means the period
    between two nomination invitations.