R7 Awards Program

NOTE:  The NAI Region 7 Awards Program is ON HOLD pending the appointment of a Chair to oversee the Awards and Recognition Committee. Please consider raising your hand (or nominating a friend!) so that we can continue this important area of work. A job description can be viewed here.

Historically, the Region 7 Awards Program Criteria and Submission Process has been as shown below. This is subject to amendment pending the recommendations of the future Awards Committee Chair.

FOR ALL NOMINATIONS – provide the following information:
Name:
Title:
Agency/Organization:
Address:
Phone/E-mail Address:
Award Category:

Name of Nominator (must be an NAI Member):
Title of Nominator:
Agency/Organization:
Address:
Phone/E-mail Address:

In addition provide the following requirements as specified for each category:

Master Interpretive Manager – One awarded each year

Presented to a Region 7 member who has worked for a minimum of five years in the profession and whose current duties are at least 60 percent supervisory and administrative. Must demonstrate a mastery of interpretive techniques, site and staff management and a respected ability to pass these skills on to others.

Submit any of the following information to the best of our knowledge:

1) Describe nominee’s involvement in interpretation and management, past and present, indicating innovative programs, mentoring experience, creative fund raising, facility development, and management techniques.

2) List key projects or programs developed by the nominee.

3) Attach up to three letters of support.

Master Front Line Interpreter – One awarded each year

Presented to a Region 7 member who has worked for a minimum of five years in the profession and whose current duties are at least 60 percent front-line interpretation. Must demonstrate a mastery of interpretive techniques, program development, and design of creative projects.

Submit any of the following information to the best of your knowledge:

1) Describe nominee’s involvement and achievements in front-line interpretation, past and present.

2) List key projects or programs developed by the nominee.

3) Attach up to three letters of support.

Outstanding New Interpreter – One awarded each year.

Presented to a Region 7 member who has worked no more than 5 years in the profession, full or part-time, and who demonstrates a recognized potential in interpretation, assumption of leadership roles, creativity in programming or facility development, and a commitment to the profession and NAI.

Submit any of the following information to the best of your knowledge:

1) Describe the nominee’s involvement in front-line interpretation, past and present.

2) List outstanding projects or programs developed. Describe evidence that the nominee has leadership potential.

3) Attach up to three letters of support.

Outstanding Volunteer Interpreter – One awarded each year.

Presented to an individual who serves as a volunteer interpreter in Region 7.

Submit any of the following:

1) Describe the nominee’s involvement and contributions as a volunteer interpreter, past and present.

2) List key projects or programs completed by or presented by the nominee.

3) Attach up to three letters of support.

Meritorious Service Award – One awarded each year.

Presented to a Region 7 member who has performed extensive and valuable service to Region 7.

Submit the following information to the best of your knowledge:

1) Describe the nominee’s NAI Region 7 related projects or overall scope of commitment to Region 7. (Please limit nomination to one page in total length.)

2) Attach up to three letters of support.

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