Nominations for entries to IAP2’s Annual Core Values Awards competition are now open. The annual awards recognize excellence in applying the association’s Core Values for Public Participation in both projects and organizations. Two awards are presented annually; one for a project and one to an organization, which exemplify the spirit and purpose of public participation. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the use of innovative techniques, solutions to problems that face the field of public participation, and the successful involvement of the public in new areas. The winning organization should show how public participation has affected decisions. All organizations are eligible to compete. A panel of IAP2’s past presidents serve as contest judges.
Nominations must be received by IAP2 by July 15, 2007. Judging will be completed during July and August. Winners will be notified by Sept. 15. They will be honored at the Core Values Gala, held during IAP2’s Skills Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 14, 2007. Please note that third parties, including consultants who worked on the project, can nominate projects or organizations for an award. Nomination criteria and application details are available online. For more information about IAP2’s awards program and past winners, visit their website: www.iap2.org.