2019 NISC Annual Programs of Excellence Awards - General Category

For the purpose of recognizing program excellence, the NISC Annual Programs of Excellence Awards contest has been designed to honor and promote the outstanding efforts made by senior centers to enhance program offerings to older adults.

Programs conducted in a senior center between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are eligible for awards. Judges will look for programs that are innovative, creative and easily replicated.

Due to the potential volume of submissions, each applicant can submit only ONE entry in the general program categories and ONE entry in this year's special highlighted area of the Arts. You are responsible for selecting the category that best fits your program entry in the General Category.

This award is available to all senior centers.
 
Cash prizes of $100 will be made to award winners in each of the seven program categories. Prize money will awarded to the senior center or related friends group at the annual conference.
 
A $300 cash prize will go to the winner of the Arts.  The award will go to the senior center or related friends group at the national conference.
 
Applicants can apply for one of the 7 general program awards along with the highlighted Arts programming award. These are two separate applications. These will be judged independently.

Completed nomination forms must be received through this link no later than Friday, November 22, 2019. No late entries will be accepted.

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* 1. Program Title:

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* 2. What category best describes your program.

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* 3. Please describe your program in 250 words or less.

If your nomination is over 250 words, it will not be considered.

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* 4. Narrative of why this program is especially significant and worthy of an award. 100 word maximum

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* 5. What are the outcomes of this program?  (How did your participants benefit? How did your organization benefit?)

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* 6. What were the tools, observable measures or indicators that you used to measure the success of the program?

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* 7. Number of Staff/Volunteers Required to run program.

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* 8. Expenses and Revenues and Net Profit/Loss:

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* 9. One photo may be submitted to illustrate your program. This can be sent by email to Maureen.oleary@ncoa.org. Please put in the subject line "2019 NISC Excellence Awards - General Category".  Do not send any materials by mail.

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* 10. Your contact information is needed:

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* 11. If this is a collaboration with one or multiple centers, please give us the contact information of the other centers and specify if there was a lead center.

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* 12. It is required that subjects of quotes, photographs or recordings provide the National Council on Aging, Inc. (the Publisher), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization located in Washington, DC, with formal written consent to use quotes, photographs or recordings.

I consent to the participation of the NISC Annual Awards program and the use of the nomination may be published by the Publisher in print or in electronic publications such as on the Publisher’s Web site and may be released to news media and others in connection with the promotion or publicizing of the activities of the Publisher.

The undersigned agrees to the use of his/her name or likeness and biographical data in connection with this photo/recording and its publication.

The undersigned waives any demand for compensation and relieves The Publisher from all claims arising for the use of this photo/recording.

Award recipients will be notified in January 2020. Award selections are made by a panel of judges and all decisions are final.

If your nomination receives an award, you must designate a representative to present an online informational session on your program.

NISC will recognize the winners on their website. An award booklet featuring the award winners will be available to all senior centers. The complete book of entries will be posted in the NISC Member Resource section.

Thank you for your submission.
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