Know a woman who deserves to be honored with an Outstanding Women Award? Download our nomination form and make your case.
Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Women Awards are due November 2, 2012.
tips from the OWA selection committee
Each year, the selection process for the Outstanding Women Awards proves to be a challenging and time-consuming endeavor for the members of the selection committee. The nomination pool historically includes over eighty nominations, each showcasing the talents and accomplishments of the most outstanding women in our community.
Please use the following tips to guide you as you complete your nomination.
- Make sure to fill out the entire nomination form. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.
- Follow all directions as outlined on the nomination form, specifically:
- All nomination forms must be typed in 12 point font or larger.
- Be sure to include both supplemental sections on separate sheets of paper. There is a supplemental section for 1) the nominee's most recent paid or volunteer positions and affiliations and for 2) questions about the nominee's accomplishments.
- Include the nominee's name at the top of each additional sheet.
- Please only use up to two additional pages for each supplemental section.
- Additional pages beyond the maximum of two will not be considered.
- Write clearly. Address only one question at a time and provide specific examples to support your answers.
- Use complete sentences and the appropriate punctuation.
- Have a friend proofread the nomination form before submitting it.
- Only select the categories for which the nominee is most appropriate. Selecting all of the categories does not increase your nominee's chance of winning. Detailed descriptions of each category have been included on the nomination form for your convenience. The selection committee reserves the right to place nominees in any additional category they see fit during the selection process.
- Take advantage of the ability to use multiple people to fill out the nomination form. More minds often strengthen the overall quality of the nomination.
- Take advantage of the new policy of submitting the names and contact information for two additional references. Additional references will remain anonymous unless additional information is required by the selection committee.
- Write passionately: It will engage your reader and convey the enthusiasm your nominee brings to her work!