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AEG Advocacy Award – Nomination Deadline July 31

First Advocacy Award to be Made at 2018 Annual Meeting


            The AEG Advocacy Committee is hosting the first AEG Advocacy Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting.  This award is to recognize and showcase the accomplishments of one or more effective advocates for geological practice.


            The AEG Advocacy Award will be made to the person or group whose advocacy and outreach work best promotes the value of geological practice among the general public and/or a legislative body.


            Recognized efforts may include:

o   Proactive outreach to mainstream media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;

o   Proactive outreach using social media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;

o   Proactive outreach to a legislative body, in anticipation of or in response to, specific legislation or legislative inclination that involves some aspect of geological practice;

o   Proactive outreach to a museum, university, local or tribal government, or similar organization that results in raising the overall public awareness of the value of geological practice; or

o   Proactive outreach, using any relevant means, toward any relevant outcome that beneficially raises the public awareness of geological practice.


The deadline for nominations for the 2018 AEG Advocacy Award is July 31.  All nominations should be sent via email to Eldon Gath (  They will be reviewed and evaluated by the members of the AEG Advocacy Committee and the winner will be selected.  The decision of the AEG Advocacy Committee is final.  


The bulk of the advocacy and outreach work achieved within each nomination should have been completed within the past three years.  Nominations that have been previously submitted are welcome to submit in future years.


Self-nominations are encouraged.  Each nomination should include the name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and affiliation for the nominee.  There is no specific form needed.  In the case of a group nomination, the main point-of-contact will be shown with full information listed above, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address for each individual in the group. 


The nomination will also include a short essay or listing of the nominee’s efforts and their outcomes.  The essay or listing may not exceed 300 words.  Up to three photographs are welcome, but not required.  Photo captions will be limited to 20 words each, and do not count toward the 300-word limit.


At its discretions, the AEG Advocacy Committee has the option to not make an AEG Advocacy Award in any year.  An engraved plaque and a small honorarium will be awarded to the AEG Advocacy Award winner at the AEG Annual Banquet. 


The recipient of the AEG Advocacy Award, as well as other nominees, may have their nominations included in one or more articles in the AEG News and/or the AEG Insider.  In future years, previous winners will not be eligible for three years after their award.


 2018  Jennifer Bauer



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