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Reminder: Nominations for ICG's Lifetime Achievement Award due March 10, 2013

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  • Philip Gust
    Just a friendly reminder that there is still time to nominate a costumer to be considered for the 2013 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award, but time is running out.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 27, 2013
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      Just a friendly reminder that there is still time to nominate a costumer
      to be considered for the 2013 ICG Lifetime Achievement Award, but time
      is running out. See my original note below for full details.

      On 1/7/13 6:45 AM, Philip Gust wrote:
      > Dear fellow costumer,
      >
      > Nominations for ICG's Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) are now open.
      > The LAA is is highest honor that the ICG pays to a costumer. It has
      > been presented since 1990 to recognize a body of achievement in the
      > costuming art and service to the costuming community. Visit the LAA
      > page at "http://www.costume.org/lifetime" to see past recipients.
      >
      > Candidates for the LAA should:
      >
      > o have been active in the costuming community for at least ten years.
      >
      > o have achieved significant recognition for their costuming skills,
      > which may be in the form of, but not restricted to, competitive
      > awards, professional accomplishments, teaching of skills, and/or media
      > recognition.
      >
      > o have made significant contributions in service to the costuming
      > community.
      >
      > Candidates may be nominated by any member in good standing, or by any
      > chapter. Nominations should be submitted to me by email at
      > "icg-president@..." no later March 10th 2013. I will send a
      > secret ballot of candidates and "No Award," to all chapter presidents
      > and ICG officers. The voting deadline is April 15th 2013. A majority
      > of votes determines the winner.
      >
      > The award will be presented at Costume-Con 31 on Saturday, May 18th 2013.
      >
      > Here are a few tips for preparing an effective nomination:
      >
      > o Keep in mind that not all chapter presidents and officers will be
      > familiar with the person who you are nominating.
      >
      > o Nominations should give those who vote a good understanding of your
      > nominee's qualifications and accomplishments.
      >
      > o Start with a one or two paragraph "executive summary" of the
      > nominee's costuming career that addresses all the qualifications for
      > the award. This is your best opportunity to make the case for the your
      > nominee, so spend some quality time with this.
      >
      > o Follow that with a list of notable accomplishments that support what
      > you said in your opening paragraph. A few well-chosen examples are
      > often enough to do this.
      >
      > o If you are describing costuming skills, you can include a couple of
      > URLs to photos in the ICG's International Costumers' Gallery or other
      > photo sites as examples.
      >
      > The recipient's citation will be prepared from your nomination.
      >
      > Please make sure that your nomination arrives before midnight on March
      > 10th. I will send an acknowledgement of all nominations within 24
      > hours. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, please contact me
      > again to make sure that I received it. Allow for this when submitting
      > your nomination.
      >
      > Preparing a good nominate takes some time, so I want to thank those
      > who submit one for your efforts on behalf of a fellow costumer who you
      > think deserves this special recognition.
      >
      >
      > --
      > Philip Gust
      > President
      > International Costumers' Guild
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