FAQ: Distinguished Service Awards

Can I nominate more than one person?

Yes, nominators can nominate multiple people for multiple awards.

Can I nominate a person for more than one award?

Yes, an individual may be nominated for multiple awards. However, once the individual has been nominated by a nominator, he or she may not be nominated for the same award by another nominator.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. Nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards are free of charge to CASE members.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for the 2019 Distinguished Service Awards is Oct. 15, 2018. All unfinished or unsubmitted nominations after this date will not be considered.

I'm ready to get started. How do I begin the nomination process?

First, make sure you have read the entry requirements on the individual award page to which you are applying. Award pages can be found on the navigation bar at the top left of this page. On each award page there will be a link to begin or continue your nomination. This link will take you to the nomination process.

What does "log in" mean?

CASE has moved to a login procedure that uses your email address. This process is user friendly and allows for a unified login for access to all areas of the website. To log in, use your email address and your CASE-issued password to enter. If you have further questions, please refer to the Login Help page.

Can I start a nomination and return to edit it later?

Yes. Throughout the online entry process, you have the ability to save your entry as a draft and return later. Please be sure to save your work as you go. When you login, you will find the draft/s saved under "My Award Nominations." You can also start a new entry by going to the desired category page.

When you are ready to submit your entry, you must click the "Submit Final" button at the bottom of the Entry Preview page. Note that you will no longer be able to edit your entry once you click "Submit Final."

Can I send in my entry materials through the mail?

No, all nominations must be submitted online in order to be considered by the judges.

Will I be notified during the submission process?

Yes, you will receive two emails during the process. You will receive the first notifying you of your beginning the nomination process. This email will provide you with a direct link back to the site for your convenience. You will receive a second email once you have successfully uploaded all of the entry materials for a given nominee and electronically submitted them to CASE.

How long should my nominating and supporting letters be?

Ideally, a nominating letter should be no longer than three pages. Supporting letters should be no longer than two pages.

View sample letters

What kind of files should I upload?

All entry materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Are there size limitations for entry materials?

Yes, individual uploads may not exceed two megabytes.

Can I edit files once I upload them?

You will not be able to edit a file once it is uploaded. However, if at any point you need to edit your entry materials, you may simply upload a corrected version to our site. Note that uploading a file will overwrite and replace the existing file.

To whom should I direct my nominating and supporting letters?

When uploading your supporting documents to your online submission, please address them to:

Awards Subcommittee
Care of CASE
1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005

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