Environmental Awards: How to Nominate

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Nominations are not limited to a specific set of categories. A total of six to eight winners will be selected in the fall or early winter of 2014; nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2014.

Award winners will be selected by an EPA judging panel and will be recognized at events in their local areas or in conjunction with an existing event, such as a conference or meeting.

Nominee Requirements

  • Nominee must be a resident or an organization located in state or tribal lands bounded by California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, and Pacific islands (CNMI, Guam, American Samoa).
  • You may submit more than one nomination; self-nomination is also allowed.
  • Your nomination must be submitted by May 31, 2014.

Nomination Summary, Guidelines

In the first paragraph of your nomination, please summarize the nominee's major highlights. This segment should clearly explain what the nominee accomplished that warrants EPA recognition and should also cite facts and figures that illustrate the effectiveness of the nominee's efforts. The opening paragraph should run no more than six to seven sentences and will serve as a critical portion of the nomination. Please use the rest of the page to further illustrate the nominee's accomplishments.

Nominations must be submitted online (see form below) and should not exceed 500 words.

Nomination Form

Please fill out all of the following fields and click "Submit Nomination" to send your nomination to the Awards Committee at EPA Region 9. You may type your nomination of up to 500 words directly into the box provided, or copy and paste the text from a word-processed document (plain text only, please). Once you have submitted your nomination form below, you will receive an email receipt that includes the contents of your submission for your records. If you do not receive an email confirming the receipt of your form within an hour, please email Environmental Awards (R9EnvironmentalAwards@epa.gov).

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2014

Area of Recognition
In a few words, describe the kind of effort being recognized. Examples: Environmental Justice, Green Government, Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Zero Waste, Tribal Environmental Protection.
Nominee Information
Summary of Nomination
Please keep your nomination at 500 words or fewer.