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Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards


Tips to help you prepare a compelling nomination

Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards recognize the work of outstanding educators whose exemplary contributions enhance student learning and engagement. These are educators who stand out among the many who influence the lives of students. These educators are more than average teachers. They are passionate and inspiring; they are truly outstanding.

  1. Provide the evidence
    In addition to saying that your nominee is outstanding, you must provide evidence to demonstrate it. Provide specific examples, stories, anecdotes and data to illustrate how the nominee meets the selection criteria. Indicate what outcomes have resulted from their outstanding work.
  2. Present the big picture
    Your nomination support forms should address all the award criteria identified. Rather than focus on a single action or example of excellence, demonstrate how your candidate excels in many ways.
  3. Focus on excellence in the field of education
    Work on school or community committees (or simply working long hours) in itself does not demonstrate excellence in education. Rather than merely listing the committees that the nominee may be on, provide specific examples of how the nominee’s work meets the selection criteria and demonstrates excellence in teaching. Refer to “Provide the evidence" in item 1 above.
  4. Clarity of writing is important
    The language and descriptions in your nomination support forms should be succinct and to the point. Clear and precise examples specifically focused on excellence in the field of education carry much more weight than long detailed descriptions that lack appropriate focus or connection to the selection criteria.
  5. Give different perspectives
    Submit a comprehensive nomination package. Make sure that the nominator, endorser and supporter provide evidence from different perspectives while avoiding repetition.
Remember that the documentation that you provide is all that the members of the jury have to go on. The nomination support forms and letter of support should paint a complete and compelling picture of your outstanding candidate.

 


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