Writing a Winning Award Nomination Package (Pt. 2)
- Submitting a teammate or a subordinate for a major award (or decoration) is a powerful means of conveying the significance of their performance.
- Submitting a winning package for them is an even more powerful means of signaling just how much you and your organization value the individual (or the team members) and their performance.
- If a nomination is worth submitting, it’s worth taking the time to do it right.
- The results of a winning package will almost certainly be career enhancing for the nominee, and in some cases, potentially be career changing. Authoring a winning nomination is worth the extra effort.
- Remember when writing the nomination that the awards board members will have to read it and draw conclusions based on the criteria. Get to the point, and make every word count.
- As I’d shared in the earlier post, put yourself in the shoes of the reviewer/assessment team, and keep in mind:
- More is not always better.
- Be concise. Get to the point. Brevity can often be more force multiplier.
- Avoid long, flowery, overly detailed text
- Avoid unsubstantiated superlatives.
And perhaps most importantly: Remember the 3Rs: Results, results, results!