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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on May 31, 2011.
For more information, inquiries, or concerns please email us at email@example.com.
Please verify that each nominee meets eligibility requirements. Confirm each nomination package for completeness, using these guidelines:
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.
must agree to participate before submitting nominations.
include a completed Brillante Award for Excellence nomination form.
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.
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
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.
- 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
A Vector-based logo
- File type: Illustrator .ai, .eps or PDF