Nominations are accepted year around for all qualified candidates. Self nominations are not accepted. To nominate a candidate, sponsor should submit a written narrative describing the candidate, his/her story, and why s/he fits the criteria. Special attention should be given to explaining how the candidate “breaks out” from their environment and the source of their motivation to do so.

Narratives should be forwarded to for review by the Board of Directors. Initial reviews by the Board of Directors are conducted in June. At that time, the sponsor may be contacted for further information. Awards will be announced and granted in December of each year.