Last year, The Sun resumed its tradition of naming the Marylander of the Year. Orioles Manager Buck Showalter joined a list of individuals and groups who changed this state for the better. During the next few weeks, we'll select the most deserving recipient for 2013, and you can help. Send us your nomination, along with a brief explanation of why he or she is deserving of the honor, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include "Marylander of the Year" in the subject line. We will accept nominations through Dec. 6 and will announce finalists the following week. We will then open up the contest to a public vote on baltimoresun.com to help us in our deliberations. The winner will be named on Dec. 29.