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Awards Criteria

 

 

Selection Committee

 

The Great Lakes Division may recognize licensed radio amateurs occasionally for exemplary performance as amateurs and citizens by issuing awards (e.g. Wilson, Amateur of the Year).  In selecting recipients for the awards the Director may appoint a Committee Chairman to manage the selection process or may lead the process him/herself.  When a Chairman is appointed, he/she will appoint with the concurrence of the Director a three-judge panel to review and recommend recipients for the awards,  If possible, one judge will be appointed from each the Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio Sections.  The Chairman will instruct the judges in the criteria for the awards.  The Chairman will also arrange to issue call(s) for nominations.  The calls may include notices published in Director’s e-newsletters to the Division.

 

Information made available to potential nominators will include the:

-     name of, description of and requirements for each of the awards,

-     general recommendation for material that would be helpful to support a nomination,

-     manner in which nominations are to be submitted,

-     name and address of the person to whom nominations must be sent, and

-     deadline for receipt of nominations.

 

Nominations submitted in the designated manner will be reviewed by the Chairman to ensure they meet minimum requirements for the respective awards (e.g. age, ARRL membership and number of years as licensed amateurs).

 

Copies of eligible nominations will be provided by the Chairman to the Director and to each of the judges to review as possible award recipients.  The panel of judges will determine which, if any nominee(s) it will recommend to the Director as the recipient(s) of each award.  If practical, the panel of judges is encouraged to confer with each other in reaching its decisions regarding award winners.  The Director will make the ARRL Conference Bridge teleconference system available to the judges for such conferences.

 

The Chairman will forward the judges’ recommendations to the Director for final review and concurrence.

 

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Adopted by the GLD Cabinet 2/23/10

 

 

Awards Descriptions
 
GEORGE S. WILSON III W4OYI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Radio Amateur in the Great Lakes Division whose lifetime achievement record merits recognition for outstanding contribution to the Amateur Radio Service.  The nominee is active on the air and in Amateur Radio organizations. The Wilson recipient is an all-around Amateur whose lifetime activities, attitudes, and achievements might serve as an example to others. At the time of nomination, nominees must have been licensed Radio Amateurs for at least 30 years and be at least 50 years of age. Emphasis is placed on service to others rather than self, diversity of Amateur Radio interests and Activities, evidence of continuing self-challenge via Amateur Radio, and outstanding contributions to Amateur Radio. Devotion to Amateur Radio is balanced with attention to work responsibilities and family life.  This award is presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Director.  The recipient must be a current ARRL member.

GREAT LAKES DIVISION AMATEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Radio Amateur in the Great Lakes Division whose outstanding record in the year preceding nomination merits recognition for contribution to the Amateur Radio Service.  The Amateur of the Year, is an all-around Amateur, whose activities, attitudes and achievements may serve as a guiding example to others.  Devotion to Amateur Radio is balanced with attention to work responsibilities and family life.  The Amateur of the Year exemplifies the "Amateur's Code."  In selecting the award recipient, emphasis is placed on service to others rather than self, diversity of Amateur Radio interest and activities, evidence of continuing self-challenge and outstanding contributions to Amateur Radio.  The recipient must be a current ARRL member.

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Radio Amateur(s) in the Great Lakes Division whose technical excellence exemplifies "continuation of the Amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art" and whose attitude exemplifies the highest dedication to service to others and to science rather than self.  Particular value will be placed on evidence of continuing contributions to the Amateur Radio Service.  Groups of two or more Amateurs may be nominated for a joint award in this category.  Technical achievement may be demonstrated through activities such as the following:  publications, research and development, creativity in hardware, software and firmware systems design and implementation, technical instruction, application of advanced technology to public service communications.  This award is presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Director. 

The recipient(s) must be a current ARRL member.

DX ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The radio amateur(s) in the Great Lakes Division who has dedicated time, talent and service to DXing.  The award is given especially in recognition of an exemplary lifetime DX record.  Recipients are active o(n the air and in DX Amateur Radio organizations.  The DX achievement recipient is also an all-around Amateur whose lifetime, ethical DX activities, good operating practices and notable achievements of the recipient might be viewed as examples to follow by others.  At the time of nomination, nominees must have been licensed Radio Amateurs for at least 20 years and be at least 50 years of age.  Emphasis is placed on DX totals (Honor Roll, DXCC Challenge, etc), DXpeditions served on, Elmering/Mentoring other DXers plus other outstanding DX related accomplishments. Devotion to Amateur Radio is balanced with attention to work responsibilities, and to civic and family life. This award is presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Director.  The recipient(s) must be a current ARRL member.

YOUNG RADIO AMATEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Presented to a young radio amateur in the Great Lakes Division, 18 years of age or younger, in recognition of a record of outstanding contributions to the Amateur Radio Service.  This record consists of activities and achievements in Amateur Radio, which may include support of the community through Amateur Radio, ability to recruit fellow students into Amateur Radio, scholastic achievement and extracurricular activities.  The Young Amateur of the Year is enthusiastic and shows potential for leadership and further achievement.  This award is presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee and Director.

JOSEPH J. PHILLIPS, K8QOE, NEWSLETTER AWARD

This award will be given to the highest scoring newsletter submitted in Great Lakes Division competition to the newsletter review committee.  Each newsletter for the contest will have been declared newsletter-of-the-year for the Section it represents during the present year; however, when the timing of the Division Convention occurs too early in the year to permit selection of a newsletter for the year, winners for the previous year may be submitted. 

An eligible newsletter must be regularly published at least four (4) times per year and be a recognized Amateur Radio organization within their state.

Electronic (or Web based) produced newsletters may also enter. However, they must represent their printed newsletter in all formats. This is to ensure uniformity.

Non-amateurs, in the Public Relations industry will do the judging. They will judge on following criteria:

Style (15%):  This means newsletter design of all pages.

Content (35%):   This is the amount of useful information contained within the newsletter.

Service to members (35%):   This is the amount of information using individual member’s names.

Clarity of presentation (15%):   This is the readability of the newsletter including accuracy of spelling and grammar.

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The best newsletter from each of the 3 Sections (Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky) have been chosen by their respective Section Leaderships to compete for this very prestigious award. You can view each of the submitted newsletters by clicking on the link.

 

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At this time nominations for the awards above are not being accepted

 

 

Note:  Please be very specific on who you are nominating and for what award, along with as much

 information as you can provide why your selection should be chosen.