AWARD NOMINATION FORM

A.      Prepare the nomination using the  "Word" Nomination Form.  Then cut and paste all info into this online form which must be completed in one setting. There is no option to save a nomination online and return to complete it.

B.      Nominations categories are based on the following definitions.  Please review before choosing the best category for your nomination. 
  1. ADULT VOLUNTEER: One person aged 18 years and above
  2. CORPORATE: A group of company employees working on one or more projects in one or more state parks.
  3. LONG PROJECT: Those CSO/park combined partnership projects that have taken more than one year to complete. 
  4. SHORT PROJECT: Those CSO/park combined partnership projects that have taken less than one year to complete.
  5. SPECIAL EVENT:  A one-time event or an annual event.  A recurring annual event may be nominated but it must have occurred in within 12 months of the date the nomination is submitted.
  6. YEARS OF SERVICE: Awards will be given to any individual contributing an accumulation of ___ years volunteer service.  These need not be consecutive years, but cumulative.
  7. YOUTH VOLUNTEER: Anyone under 18 years of age.
  8. ADMINISTRATION:  The term ADMINISTRATION refers to clerical work, filing, answering the telephone, certain types of research, tracking volunteer hours, orientation and training, data entry, purchasing, grant writing or tracking, etc. 
  9. MAINTENANCE: The term MAINTENANCE refers to upkeep, repairs and improvements to facilities, equipment and grounds, carpentry, trail maintenance, plumbing, masonry, painting, preventative maintenance, mowing, trash pick-up, restroom upkeep, vehicle and equipment maintenance, small engine work, electrical work, construction projects, etc.
  10. PROTECTION: The term PROTECTION refers to visitor safety, employee safety, emergency preparedness, emergency response, law enforcement, rule enforcement, voluntary compliance, facility and environmental protection, First Aid, CPR, state/vehicle watercraft operation, etc. 
  11. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: The term RESOURCE MANAGEMENT includes both natural and cultural resources and refers to exotic species identification and control, plant and animal identification, ecological or cultural restoration, prescribed fire, lake watch, species monitoring, seed collecting, historical collections management, research, etc.
  12. VISITOR SERVICES:  The term VISITOR SERVICES refer to providing information and access, customer service, interpretation, docent, historical and re-enactment, assisting visitors in the ranger station or visitor center, tram rides, concessions, special events, boat tours, educational programs, guided walks, public speaking, volunteer management, visitor program evaluations, etc.

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* 1. NOMINATION BASIC INFORMATION

PRO TIP! Spreading your parks’ nominations across categories of the Big Five increase the chances of more volunteers receiving awards.
NOTE: Please respond to all four questions and limit your responses to 2,000 maximum characters for each question.

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* 3. WHO - Tell us more about the nominee. 

Provide names, and/or numbers of team members, if applicable, details of their years/hours of service, details of work performance, skills, and personal attributes. Provide age if youth volunteer of the year nominee. Provide website link if a CSO or corporation. (2,000 characters max)

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* 4. WHAT - Describe the nominee’s accomplishment.

Provide details of the project, event or services provided including complexities, unusual circumstances, project timeline and costs, how funds were raised, and donation of materials/services, as applicable. Explain how the accomplishment improved the park’s visibility, added to the park visitors’ experience or otherwise enhanced the park. (2,000 characters max)

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* 5. HOW - Describe how the nominee achieved the accomplishment.

Provide details including significant partnerships, relationship with park staff, community relationships, planning, and/or extraordinary contribution by others, such as contractors, park volunteers and employees, that were instrumental to the accomplishment. (2,000 characters max)

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* 6. IMPACT – Provide a statement from the Park Manager supporting the nomination.

Describe the significance of the nominee’s accomplishment, value to the park, and benefit to park visitors. (2,000 characters max)

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* 7. PHOTOGRAPHS - Provide 1 photo of the individual(s), team or team members nominated; or 3 pictures of the project or event nominated. A photo is required to complete the nomination.  

Photo files must be named as follows: 
Category Number-Nominee Name (identical text as on nomination form)–Park Name. 

EXAMPLE: 3-Joanna Jones-Honeymoon Island

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* 8. Upload Photo #2

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* 9. Upload Photo #3

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