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Information about writing a Kentucky's Governor's Award for

Information about writing a Kentucky's Governor's Award for

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How to write an award nomination How to write an award nomination Presentation Transcript

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