Conference Awards Nomination
One of the highlights of the conference is being able to recognize our friends and colleagues who have demonstrated passion and contributions to the international deafblind community.
DbI will be recognizing three categories of awards which will be presented on Thursday, July 27th at the Gala Dinner and Awards Celebration event:
- Young Professional Leadership Award.
- Distinguished Service Award.
- Lifetime Achievement Award.
The completed nomination form along with the letters of recommendation are to be e-mailed to the DbI Secretariat at email@example.com by Friday May 26th, 2023.
A nominations form is available to complete below online from the DbI website:
If submitting the form directly from the DbI website, please e-mail your summary and the letters of recommendation to the secretariat.
Award Category Criteria:
Young Professional Leadership Award:
This award recognizes an individual younger than 40 years of age who is providing high quality program opportunities. Examples of contributions when thinking about a possible nominee for the Young Professional Leadership Award might be:
- Recognition as an up-and-coming leader in the field of deafblindness
- Demonstrated excellence, creativity, and initiative in their work
- Provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for individuals who are deafblind
- Potential of future impact of nominee’s work in the field of deafblindness
Distinguished Service Award:
This award recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the deafblind field or DbI, internationally. Examples of contributions when thinking about a possible nominee for the Distinguished Services Award might be:
- overall professional experiences
- innovative practices
- unique or extraordinary contributions to DbI
- professional publications, research and/or staff training activities
- leadership on the international level which has promoted or improved services to deafblind individuals and their families.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
This award recognizes an individual nearing the end of their career who has made an outstanding, and continued contribution to services for people who are deafblind on a national and international level. Examples of contributions when thinking about a possible nominee for the Lifetime Achievement Award might be:
- Development and/or practical application of new techniques, strategies, or procedures
- Training of personnel
- Dynamic Leadership