Hello Midwest RPCV Group Leaders! We wanted to pass along two great opportunities for your RPCV members to participate in:
A new Peace Corps photo contest and display for the upcoming
International AIDS Conference in D.C. – Submit Photos by July 1
Nomination submissions for the Franklin H. Williams Award recognizing ethnically diverse RPCVs – Submit nominations by June 22
Please see the full details below on both programs.
Help us continue recruiting the next ambassadors of international outreach and friendship, and refer someone great to Peace Corps. Visit
www.peacecorps.gov/increasepeace. We are looking for new
applications to come in before June 17 to help fill program spots for 2013.
Thank you for continued support!!
Public Affairs Specialist
Peace Corps Chicago Regional Office
312-353-7716, Fax: 312-353-4192
"Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common
as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us."
- Sargent Shriver
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The Peace Corps Office of Communications and Office of Global Health and HIV announce the official
Peace Corps AIDS-Free Generation Photo Contest!
Winners will have their photos showcased at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, held in the United States for the first time in 22 years, where 25,000 people will gather.
Participants are encouraged to share photos from their Peace Corps experience that highlight the important contributions the Peace Corps makes in working toward an AIDS-free generation. Please submit photos
by Sunday, July 1.
Winning photos will be:
Featured in the official 2013 Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Awareness Calendar
Highlighted on the Peace Corps website, social media, and press
Displayed in the Peace Corps headquarters building in Washington, D.C.
First-place winners will also receive a framed certificate signed by Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and
Ambassador Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
Entries will be evaluated based on creativity and impact in one of the following categories:
Education and prevention
Treatment, care, and support
Reducing/eliminating stigma and discrimination
Photographic technical merit
Nominations are Now Open
2012 Franklin H. Williams Award.
The award will recognize ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers from across the nation.
What is the Franklin H. Williams Award?
2012 Franklin H. Williams
Award recognizes ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers who exemplify a commitment to community service and Peace Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Peace Corps is proud to recognize and honor Franklin H. Williams and his remarkable legacy with this award. Franklin H. Williams was an early architect
of the Peace Corps. He worked at the agency from its inception in 1961 to 1963 and helped Sargent Shriver – the first Peace Corps Director – promote the agency and its programs to the world.
Nominees for this year's award must be ethnically diverse returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The general public may submit a nomination
on behalf of any individual who fits the above criteria.
How to Submit a Nomination and Deadline
Deadline is Friday, June 22, 2012
Submissions must be received by
11:59 PM, EDT on Friday, June 22, 2012.
What We're Looking For
- a commitment to community service;
- a sustained effort to generate awareness about the Peace Corps;
- provision of valuable assistance Peace Corps’ regional recruiting staff; and
- promotion of Peace Corps’ Third Goal of promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.