Reminder: Nominations for ICG's Lifetime Achievement Award due March 10, 2013
- 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
> o have made significant contributions in service to the costuming
> 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
> International Costumers' Guild