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2011 Brillante Nomination Info

2011 Brillante Nomination Information



Nomination Due: Monday, May 31, 2011 by 5:00 PM CST

Each year potential recipients from across the country complete a nomination process to be considered for the prestigious Brillante Award for Excellence. Nominees are reviewed and evaluated by their peers and constituents, and winners selected by a NSHMBA-elected judging committee.

The final selection culminates with the Brillante Awards for Excellence ceremony, which is held during the NSHMBA Annual Conference & Career Expo. The evening commences with a glamorous reception followed by an elegant dinner and live entertainment- a truly memorable gala.

Please complete all sections of the online 2011 Nomination Form. Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation as well as a reminder to submit the Justification Statement, a bio and picture to by the close of business on May 31, 2011.

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Nomination Checklist

Please verify that each nominee meets eligibility requirements. Confirm each nomination package for completeness, using these guidelines:

  • Before you send your nomination, verify that the nominee’s name is spelled correctly and is consistent on all materials. Confirm this is the way the nominee prefers use of their name for print and publicity.
  • Nominees must agree to participate before submitting nominations.
  • Please include a completed Brillante Award for Excellence nomination form.
  • The justification statement must be 250 words or less. If it is longer, you will be asked to revise and resubmit it.
  • Is there a bio (individual)/company profile or boiler plate (company) & high resolution photo (individual)/logo (company) included for the nominee?

* Individuals currently serving as NSHMBA Chapter Officers, Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Board representatives, and NSHMBA staff are ineligible to be nominated or selected as a Brillante Award Recipient in the year of service.

Justification Statement

Each nomination must be accompanied by a justification statement that concisely describes the nominee’s career achievements related to each of the aforementioned criteria, in the exact same order as the criteria are listed. A short opening paragraph that describes the nominee’s current responsibilities would help the judges distinguish between ongoing work and extraordinary performance.

Since Review Board members may or may not know the intricacies of your nominee’s program or responsibilities, it is important to include all pertinent information in a readable format. Ensuring that statements are neat, organized, and well-written will make it easier for your nominee’s achievements to receive the consideration they deserve. We have found that it helps if you:

We have found that it helps if you:

  • Are well organized. Organize the justification in the same order as the criteria. State criterion one, support it, state criterion two, etc.
  • Are specific. State actions taken, impact on stakeholders, staffing levels, budget amounts, organization size, etc. Include information about customer and employee feedback, as appropriate.
  • Use commonly understood terms – DO NOT USE ACRONYMS or abbreviations in the justification or on the nomination form.
  • Promote easy reading. Double space between criteria; use at least 12pt type and at least 1 inch margins.
  • Number the pages of the justification statement.


Photo Requirements
  • Professional quality portrait photo
  • No office clutter in background
  • Good quality 300 DPI JPEG file
  • At least 600 pixels by 900 pixels, 2 X 3 inches


Logo Requirements

A Vector-based logo

  • File type: Illustrator .ai, .eps or PDF
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