Call for Awards Nominations
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) invites nominations for Recognition Awards to be presented during the 51st Biennial NAD Conference to be held July 3-7, 2012 in Louisville, KY.
All nominations must be received at NAD no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted. Incomplete or inaccurate nomination forms will not be accepted.
All nomination packages that meet submission requirements will be reviewed by the NAD Awards Committee which will make its recommendations to the NAD Board of Directors for final selection of recipients. The Golden Rose and the NAD-RID Outstanding Service to Interpreting have their own selection processes.
Recipients of NAD Recognition Awards will be announced prior to the Conference; they will receive a personal letter of notification that will include the specific day and time of the award presentation during the 51st Biennial NAD Conference, July 3-7, 2012 in Louisville, KY.
Accessibility Award - Presented to an individual or organizational entity, this award recognizes exceptional efforts to bring about greater accessibility for the benefit of deaf or hard of hearing Americans.
Frederick C. Schreiber Distinguished Service Award
Presented in memory of the first NAD Executive Director (1966-78), this award recognizes an individual member of NAD deemed to have contributed, on a volunteer basis and nationwide, to the well being of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States during the previous two years.
Andrew J. Foster Memorial Award
Presented in memory of Andrew J. Foster who was a missionary educator, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in teaching activities or contributed to the field of education.
Golden Rose Award
Presented in memory of Frederick C. Schreiber, NAD Executive Director (1966-78), this award recognizes an individual who has provided a lifetime of volunteer service of lasting benefit to the deaf community and has established a model of behavior for young deaf people to emulate.
Robert M. Greenmun Memorial Award
Presented in memory of Robert Greenmun, NAD Secretary-Treasurer (1946-64), this award recognizes an individual State Association member who has demonstrated leadership excellence and contributions to his/her state association on a voluntary basis.
Knights of the Flying Fingers (KFF) Awards
Presented to individual NAD members, this award is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated volunteer service on behalf of the NAD.
Randall McClelland Memorial Award
Presented to an individual NAD member, this award recognizes exceptional leadership on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people that also serves an inspiration to many.
NAD-RID Outstanding Service to Interpreting Award
Presented to an individual member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) or the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), this award recognizes significant dedication to and involvement with improving the quality of interpreting in the United States. The nominee should be a person who has shown outstanding commitment to enhancing the quality of interpreting within a framework that recognizes the importance of collaboration between deaf, hard of hearing people and the interpreting profession.
Senior Citizens Award
Presented to an individual member of NAD, this award recognizes the consummate deaf senior citizen volunteer who has applied his/her energy and talent to make a difference in the community and the world around them.
Spirit of the NAD Award
Presented to an individual member of NAD, this award recognizes a person who carries the spirit of the NAD in all levels of their work, demonstrating exemplary commitment, dedication, and service.
State Association Award
Presented to a State Association, this award gives recognition for exceptional advocacy programs and services, including membership outreach and communications.
Youth Service Award
Presented to two individuals - one between the ages of 14-18 years, and the other between the ages of 19-28 years - this award recognizes youth whose dedication, vision, and leadership have made a difference in the community and the world around them.
Nomination Form Requirements
Nominations Submission Deadline
Click here for the 2012 NAD Awards Nomination Form – the package for each individual or organizational nomination can be sent via email or postal mail – for receipt no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Nominations that are incomplete or received after this deadline will not be accepted.