The secret to any good nominations is in the letter. Getting a nomination is like gravy. Winning will be like whatever is better than gravy by Billy Thornton but you’ll have to put in the work either as a team or an individual.

For your nomination to stand out against the many others been received, you must explain and include evidence and clear examples of what makes your nominee so exceptional. Also, write what great things your colleagues are doing and be specific in how the nominee meets the award criteria. Make sure to review and ask for clarification about nomination criteria.

Don’t just say your nominee is outstanding; prove it! It’s important to use specific and concrete examples to illustrate how your nominee meets each of the eligibility and award criteria. Provide examples of how your nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and is a deserving candidate for the honour or award.

Try to identify something you can use as a theme in the letter, or write a kind of “thesis statement” that sums up the person’s qualifications at the beginning. In the end, make sure to use a nut graf for better comprehension.

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Have someone check the final draft for typos and other mistakes before you print it and submit it. Documents with typos speak badly for any institution.

If at first, you don’t succeed, revise the letter as needed and nominate the person again at the next opportunity. Remember, falling is better than doing nothing.

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