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THE EDDEs NOMINATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

§  Nominations may be made only by members of AAED.

§  Self-nominations by an individual or and an employee of an organization are acceptable. Self-nominations must be endorsed by an AAED member.   

§  Companies and individuals are not eligible to win the same award two years in a row.

§  Written and electronic nominations submitted on or before the nomination deadline will be eligible for consideration for EDDE’s, Lampkin Award and Best of Arizona Award.

§  Late nominations due to reasonable uncontrollable circumstances (technological failure, mail delay, accidents, etc) may be considered for eligibility by the EDDE Task Force.

§  "Endorsement” nominations made by groups of people from different organizations may not be considered by the EDDE Task Force to be eligible nominations.

 

JUDGING PANEL:

Judging Panel Selection Pools is developed by the EDDE Task Force and approved by the Board of Directors. The EDDE Judging Panel shall have a minimum of 7 members and should reflect the geographic membership of AAED. The EDDE Judging Panel shall be comprised of at least one person from each of the following categories:

·         EDDE Awards Committee Chair

·         EDDE Awards Board Liaison

·         EDDE Awards Committee member

·         AAED Past President

·         Current AAED Committee Chair

·         Current AAED Board Member

·         Past EDDE Award Winner

 

The AAED President Elect should not serve on the EDDE Judging Panel.

 

EDDE awards judges should recuse themselves from voting on a specific award in the following circumstances:

§  The judge works for the same organization as the nominee.

§  The judge is an employee, stakeholder or owner of a nominated organization.

§  The judge is a nominee.