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IAP2 Core Values Awards 2009 - CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED 

The IAP2 Core Values Awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of public participation guided by the seven IAP2 Core Values for Public Participation. Two awards are presented annually; one for a project and one to an organization, which exemplify the spirit and purpose of public participation. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the use of innovative techniques, sustainable solutions to problems that face the field of public participation, and the successful involvement of the public in new areas. The winning organization should show how public participation has affected decisions.

In 2009 we are introducing a new award for innovation.  This will be an exciting acknowledgement of those who projects or organisations who have included social media strategies in their public participation.

The Project of the Year Award will be given only to projects that have achieved a definable outcome. They must be complete or have significant phases of the project completed. Project awards are given to the sponsoring organization.

The Organization of the Year Award will be given to the organization that best meets the application criteria.   A distinguished panel of judges reviews all the applications.

The Core Values Committee is co-chaired by Marty Rozelle and Geoff Wilson.  Marty has been involved with IAP2 since its earliest days and is member of the US Training Consortia and is a licensed trainer.  Geoff was part of the award winning 2008 Project of the Year team and has recently been elected to the IAP2 Board.

The winners will be honored during the Core Values award celebration at the IAP2 17th International Conference in San Diego on September 22nd 2009.

Please note to be eligible for an award you or your nominee must be a current member of IAP2  and completed the application process by 12 noon GMT on June 1st 2009.  No correspondence will be entered into in the course of the judging period.

A briefing session will be scheduled in May for intending applicants to this year's Awards.  Promotional material about the awards will be forthcoming that will include addtional information on eligibility criteria, format, weighting for judging criteria and permission to showcase entries in IAP2 platforms.

 read below for all the details and use the Style Guide for your submission

 2009 Core Values Awards Calendar

May 1:     Opening date for applications

June 8:     Closing date for applications

June 22:    Judge's decision finalized

June 26:     Winners notified of awards

September 22: Winners announced at 17th International IAP2 Conference, San Diego

Application Process and Criteria

Enrty Kit and more details about Core Values

Here is the  style guide to make your submission.  Submissions not using this guide will not be eligible.

This year's process will have a focus on making sustainable decisions.  See last year's winners and the 2007 State of Practice Report.

Applications may be filed either by those directly involved with the project or organization or by third parties, such as consultants.  Applications are limited to eight typed pages and must specifically address the following requirements. No attachments or brochures will be accepted.

Please e-mail submissions (Word or pdf only) to moira@iap2.org

Questions?  Contact Executive Director, Moira Deslandes moira@iap2.org via email or skype moirades

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