Nomination Rules and Requirements: please read these carefully.
The purpose of Aviation Week's annual Laureate Awards is to recognize individuals and teams for their extraordinary accomplishments. Their achievements may embody the spirit of exploration, innovation, vision or any combination of these attributes that inspire others to strive for significant, broad-reaching progress in aviation and aerospace.
For 2011, the categories are the traditional Aeronautics/Propulsion, Business/General Aviation, Commercial Air Transport, Defense, IT/Electronics and Space; plus two new areas, MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) and Workforce.
The Laureate in the Workforce category will recognize diligent care, outreach, possibly experimentation and a willingness to pay more than lip service to the challenge of attracting young people to aviation and aerospace careers, developing young professionals or retaining the talent required to sustain a healthy, vibrant industry. As with all Laureate awards, the emphasis will be on achievement.
In addition, Aviation Week will bestow a Laureate upon an individual for Lifetime Achievement. This award cuts across all categories and criteria. The winner might be a scientist, pilot, engineer, technology specialist, business or industry leader-someone whose accomplishments will be the products of a long and varied career of service, creativity and vision, and who has achieved widespread professional recognition and respect.
Awards will be presented at a black-tie dinner in Washington, on Mar. 8, 2011. With the exception of the Lifetime Achievement category, all Laureate awards will be based on accomplishments in 2010. You are invited to submit your nominations according to the following guidelines, with a firm submission deadline of Oct. 4.
RULES for Nominations
ALL Laureate nominations should contain the following items:
- Full name and title of person submitting the nomination
- Address/City/State/Postal Code
- Phone number AND Email address
- Nomination Category
1) Nominations for Laureate Awards may be submitted either directly from a company, from an involved individual, or from a third party. In each case, the nomination must be submitted online. Only online nominations will be accepted.
2) In the event that a third party nominates a company or individual, Aviation Week will contact the nominated company or individual and ask the nominee to review the nomination for accuracy and, if necessary, provide supporting documentation. If the company or individual fails to provide the required response by the specified date, the nomination will be excluded from competition.
3) Aviation Week editors retain the right to nominate candidates of their own choosing for any of the categories listed.
4) No company may be nominated for more than one Laureate Award on substantially the same basis. However, a company may submit up to three nominations in different categories.
5) Editors will discard entries for multiple awards that broadly replicate other entries.
6) Editors reserve the right to move an entry to a different category from the category entered if, in the opinion of the editors, the entry is better suited to that category.
7) All nominations must be received no later than October 4, 2010. No extensions to this date will be granted, and incomplete entries will not be considered.
8) Each nomination must be accompanied by a summary, not to exceed 300 words, that explains the rationale behind the entry. We strongly encourage you to tailor each summary to the individual category for which you are nominating. All dollar amounts and financial statistics must be in U.S. dollars. The nominating summary must be submitted electronically through the online nominating process.
9) Entries for the Philip Klass Lifetime Achievement Award should be accompanied by a high-resolution color photograph of the individual nominated. These files can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Angela Smith, Aviation Week, 1200 "G" Street, 9th Floor, Washington, DC, 20006. We regret that no materials can be returned.
10) All Laureate nominations must be accompanied by the name of the person(s) who will be accepting the award if the nominee is chosen as the winner. Aviation Week provides complimentary invitations (max. of 2) to all honorees . However, any travel and/or hotel expenses would be paid by the honoree.
11) All nominations must go directly through Aviation Week Editorial. Nominations sent through Aviation Week Sales and Marketing or any other functional area other than Editorial will be automatically disqualified.
12) All information submitted through the online nominating process will be considered confidential and will only be used by Aviation Week and its editors for the purposes of selected finalists and winners for the 2011 Laureates Awards.
If you have questions on the above, please contact Angela Smith at +1.202.383.2314 or email@example.com