The Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards were established to honor New Hampshire individuals or groups who stand out in their defense of or their use of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Each year, a distinguished group of judges reviews First Amendment nominees submitted by the public to choose the recipient, who is honored at the annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards Event.

This award honors each recipient and the Five Freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment.