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Writing an Effective Award Nomination For individuals interested in nominating an individual or group for the 2008 Governo...
2008 Governor’s Volunteer Award  <ul><ul><li>Nomination Packets must be received by  4:30pm  on  February 18, 2009 .  No e...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Carefully review the criteria for the awards to determine the most appropriate award for the person...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember the selection committee is relying on your words and examples to “see” your nominee’s attr...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember your audience does not know anything about the nominee, thorough explanations are key. </l...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Address all parts of each question completely to assure the review committee has all the informatio...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Cite specific examples – use descriptive language and then give a situation or example that shows t...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Avoid the use of too many pronouns and run-on sentences.  The essay should be clear and easy to rea...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Make sure to proofread your statements.  Grammatical errors and misspelled words detract from the q...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Rather than having multiple names on one nomination consider having each nominator submit a separat...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember that the selection committee is reading many nominations and think about how you can prese...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Include information about the nominee using  SMART : </li></ul><ul><li>S pecific </li></ul><ul><li>...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Say it like it is </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about using fancy speech </li></ul><ul><li>Use conc...
Hints and Tips <ul><li>Avoid sweeping generalities and make every sentence count </li></ul><ul><li>Successful nominations ...
Final Thoughts <ul><li>Read all the directions carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Write the nomination from the heart but provide...
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  1. 1. Writing an Effective Award Nomination For individuals interested in nominating an individual or group for the 2008 Governor’s Award for Volunteers.
  2. 2. 2008 Governor’s Volunteer Award <ul><ul><li>Nomination Packets must be received by 4:30pm on February 18, 2009 . No exceptions will be made. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please visit the web site for additional information and the complete nomination form: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chfs.ky.gov/dfrcvs/kccvs/govawards.htm </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Carefully review the criteria for the awards to determine the most appropriate award for the person or group you would like to honor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember the selection committee is relying on your words and examples to “see” your nominee’s attributes and contributions. Speak from your heart! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember your audience does not know anything about the nominee, thorough explanations are key. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Address all parts of each question completely to assure the review committee has all the information they need to know about your nominee. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Cite specific examples – use descriptive language and then give a situation or example that shows the attribute. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Avoid the use of too many pronouns and run-on sentences. The essay should be clear and easy to read. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Make sure to proofread your statements. Grammatical errors and misspelled words detract from the quality of the nomination. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Rather than having multiple names on one nomination consider having each nominator submit a separate nomination. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Remember that the selection committee is reading many nominations and think about how you can present your nomination in a way that sets it apart from others. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Include information about the nominee using SMART : </li></ul><ul><li>S pecific </li></ul><ul><li>M easurable </li></ul><ul><li>A ccomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>R esults </li></ul><ul><li>T ime frame </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Say it like it is </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about using fancy speech </li></ul><ul><li>Use concrete examples </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate sincerity and personal commitment. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hints and Tips <ul><li>Avoid sweeping generalities and make every sentence count </li></ul><ul><li>Successful nominations have enough detail to make the case for the nominee’s achievement. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Read all the directions carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Write the nomination from the heart but provide as much specific information as you can </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to get the nomination form to the KCCVS by the deadline, 4:30pm on Feb. 18. 2009. </li></ul>
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