LeadingAge Award
Entry Deadline | Eligibility | Criteria and Entry Forms | How to Submit
Entry Form Prep Tips | Judging and Notification | Contact Us


Entry Deadline
April 30, 2017

Eligibility
The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals and organizations that embody excellence in not-for-profit aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition.

LeadingAge-member aging services organizations and/or individuals associated with them are eligible for consideration. Current members of the LeadingAge Nominations and Awards Committee and their organizations are not eligible for awards, and current members of the national LeadingAge Board of Directors are not eligible for awards that recognize individuals.

Criteria and Entry Forms


How to Submit
Submit award nominations online no later than April 30, 2017, using the applicable entry form. Unless indicated, supplemental materials and/or letters of support are not requested or required.

To submit a nomination, log in to your My.LeadingAge account. If your organization is a LeadingAge member and you do not yet have an account, please create one at My.LeadingAge.org.

Entry Form Prep Tips
Answer all questions on the entry form for each award nomination you submit. Provide as much supporting detail as possible without exceeding the requested word count. You may find it helpful to compose your answers offline, then cut and paste them into the online form when ready to submit your entry. In your answers, provide concrete examples of leadership, innovation, achievement and impact, as applicable, that support your statements about why the nominee merits national recognition. Be sure to convey in your answers how the nominee meets the criteria indicated for that particular award. Finally, save a copy of what you have written for your records.

Judging and Notification
Nominations are open until midnight April 30, 2017. Our Nominations and Awards Committee will judge the entries and present a slate of winners to the national LeadingAge Board of Directors for approval. We will notify award winners in late July so honorees can make plans to attend the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO in New Orleans, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2017, to accept their awards. Although we are unable to defray winners’ travel expenses, each winning individual or organization will receive one complimentary registration to the New Orleans meeting.

You also will be notified in late July if your nomination is not selected for an award. Even though not every entry will receive an award, all nominations are carefully considered and often lead to additional opportunities to “tell the story” of member accomplishments through such avenues as our website, magazine, media outreach, education events and other means.

Contact us
If you have questions about the RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by LeadingAge, contact Alisha Sanders, asanders@leadingage.org, ph. 202-508-9211. Direct questions about the other LeadingAge awards to Amanda Marr, amarr@leadingage.org, ph. 202-508-1219.