Thank you for your interest in nominating someone for an APEGA Summit Award. Below are tips for creating a compelling nomination.
Before Starting a Nomination Submission
Determine the appropriate Summit Award category for the person or project you want to nominate. Confirm that the nominee is eligible by reading the Evaluation Considerations. Criteria vary for each award, but in general:
- an individual must be an APEGA member in good standing
- for projects, the project leader must be an APEGA member, or the company responsible for the project must be an APEGA Permit Holder
What Information to Include
You can find award criteria in the Evaluation Considerations section of the Summit Award category you would like to nominate someone for, as well as a template to download to help you develop your nomination. Read carefully to see what type of information the selection committee is looking for.
When you’re ready, create a nominee profile. Use headings identical to those listed under the Evaluation Considerations.
- Make sure the information you include relates to the award and why the nominee is deserving of an award.
- Be descriptive. Explain how the nominee meets the award criteria. Provide specific examples of the nominee’s contributions. This is your opportunity to tell the Summit Award selection committee how the nominee has made an impact.
- Pay attention to the point values listed beside each heading. Provide more detailed descriptions for criteria with higher point values.
- There is no word count limit. However, the best award entries are concise and focus on the nominee’s key achievements related to the award.
- Don’t forget to proofread your submission for grammar and spelling. Clean, clear copy and shorter paragraphs make it easier for the selection committee to evaluate your submission.
What Supporting Material to Include
Other supporting material can be submitted to help the selection committee evaluate the nominee and their achievements. This may include:
- the nominee’s curriculum vitae, including publications, grants, or honours and awards received
- letters of support to provide well-rounded views of the nominee and their accomplishments
- related news articles or other published articles (print or online)
- PowerPoint presentations that provide an overview of a project (details must be available for public distribution)
- images related to the award, with detailed descriptions (must be available for public distribution)
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