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§  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 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. 

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