This form may be filled out by a nominator who knows the applicant well or by the applicant themselves. If you are the applicant filling out the form note that the rankings are subjective and we DO want you to enter a ranking.
Most questions have two parts:
1) a subjective ranking from 0-10 representing the relative ranking of accomplishments and impact of the nominee among all the other conservationists known to their applicant in their experience.
2) a brief explanation to justify that ranking (e.g. measurable items, examples, importance to conservation). The criteria are designed to cover a wide range of conservation activities. Not all criteria are intended, or need, to be ranked for each application. Please rate each topic as honestly as possible based upon your experience with the applicant and that topic. The subjective ranking and the explanations will be used by judges to select finalists. Additional information may be requested of finalists later in the selection process.The ACE Steering Committee has selected judges with a wide range of expertise and geographical interests. It is likely that judges will already be aware of the applicants to some degree. This nomination form is an opportunity to highlight the achievements that best represent the applicant’s career in conservation and any achievements that may not be reflected by the usual scientific benchmarks.
Please note that if there are sections of this application that do not apply to you or that you do not qualify for it will not jeopardize your application. For example if you have not had a peer reviewed journal or published a book simply enter N/A.
While all conservationists and individuals working in the scientific field deserve our gratitude, ACE is looking for those few individuals that stand out. That have a story of unwavering will, commitment and determination to overcome obstacles to achieve results. That have have surmounted overwhelming odds, to move the needle; where their actions, research, scientific discovery and political force and navigation has led them to the summit, which changed the course (for the better) for a keystone landscape or species protection.
Evaluations: Scientists with numerous important publications can be just as highly rated as a conservationist who has helped create three protected areas. Likewise, working with local people is just as important as working at the national or international level for species or landscape protection. This award can recognize local people working on local problems or internationally recognized individuals working on the international scale. The wide diversity of conservation experience, education and scientific qualifications of our judging panel will give each and every candidate and their work the opportunity to be equally evaluated. Please note that the we have broad categories for criteria to encourage potential applicants to apply knowing they can score very high in one category, but perhaps leaving one or several other blank.
After you have submitted an application please email a notice to Kimberly Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may confirm the submission with you. Letters of reocmmendation should be mailed separately to this email address as well.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2017 5pm Mountain Standard Time (United States)