Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation


Announcing Call for 2017 Awards Nominations

RNRF has three annual awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the renewable resources fields. Two of the awards—established in 1992—were the first awards to honor interdisciplinary achievements with an emphasis on the application of sound scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable natural resources. Click here for a list of past winners.

The Sustained Achievement Award recognizes a long-term contribution and commitment to the protection and conservation of natural resources by an individual.

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes a project, publication, piece of legislation, or similar concrete accomplishment that occurred during the three years prior to nomination for the award. (An individual cannot receive this award.)

RNRF's Excellence in Journalism Award, established in 2001, honors and encourages excellence in journalism about natural resources. RNRF seeks to advance public education and understanding of important natural resource issues through the dissemination of accurate and scientifically-based information about the environment. The award recognizes work by an individual, group, or organization for both print and digital media (such as an on-line report, or article/feature in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or newsletter).

Please click here to download the 2017 Awards Program nomination form.


Guidelines for Sustained Achievement Award

The Sustained Achievement Award recognizes a long-term contribution and commitment to the protection and conservation of natural resources by an individual.

Selection Criteria

Winners of this award will be selected based on how well they have:
1) Advanced the renewable natural resources sciences and public education;
2) Promoted the application of sound scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable natural resources; and
3) Fostered coordination and cooperation among professional, scientific, and educational organizations having leadership responsibilities for renewable natural resources.

Eligibility

This award is open to any individual or organization.  Restrictions: Not eligible for nomination are RNRF member organizations, former and present RNRF board members, or awards jury members. However, individual members of RNRF member organizations are eligible. Only nominees alive at the time of jury deliberations will be considered for the Sustained Achievement Award.

Nominations

To submit a nomination, please provide the following information:
a) The nomination category and name of the individual to be recognized: Sustained Achievement [individual's name].
b) Your name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
c) Full name of person who would accept the award, present position, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
d) A clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized and statement of how the work or individual meets the award criteria (500 words or less).
e) Eight copies of the work to be recognized and any supporting materials, which may include curriculum vitae or any relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 6010 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3827.

Deadline for Nomination: June 2, 2017


Guidelines for Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes a project, publication, piece of legislation, or similar concrete accomplishment that occurred during the three years prior to nomination for the award. (An individual cannot receive this award.)

Selection Criteria

Winners of this award will be selected based on how well they have:
1) Advanced the renewable natural resources sciences and public education;
2) Promoted the application of sound scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable natural resources; and
3) Fostered coordination and cooperation among professional, scientific, and educational organizations having leadership responsibilities for renewable natural resources.

Eligibility

This award is open to any project, publication, piece of legislation, or similar concrete accomplishment by any individual or organization. Restrictions: Not eligible for nomination are projects, publications, pieces of legislation, or similar concrete accomplishments by RNRF member organizations, former and present RNRF board members, or awards jury members. However, works by individual members of RNRF member organizations are eligible. Works nominated for the award must have occurred during the three years prior to nomination.

Nominations

To submit a nomination, please provide the following information:
a) The nomination category and title of the work to be recognized: Outstanding Achievement [project title].
b) Your name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
c) Full name of person who would accept the award, present position, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
d) A clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized and statement of how the work or individual meets the award criteria (500 words or less).
e) Eight copies of the work to be recognized and any supporting materials, which may include any relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 6010 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3827.

Deadline for Nomination: June 2, 2017

Guidelines for Excellence in Journalism Award

The Excellence in Journalism Award honors and encourages excellence in journalism about natural resources. RNRF seeks to advance public education and understanding of important natural resource issues through the dissemination of accurate and scientifically-based information about the environment. The award recognizes work by an individual, group, or organization for both print and digital media (such as an on-line report, or article/feature in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or newsletter).

Selection Criteria

Winners of this award will be selected based on how well they promote public understanding of important natural resources issues through accurate and scientifically-based information. Highly technical papers or proceedings should be nominated for RNRF's Outstanding Achievement Award. The work submitted must have been published during the 2016 calendar year.

Eligibility

Open to work by any individual, group (two or more collaborating individuals) or organization. Both print and digital media will be considered for the award. This includes, for example, an on-line report, or an article/feature in a newspaper, magazine, journal or newsletter. The award does not recognize visual media such as films or videos. Restrictions: Not eligible for nomination are RNRF member organizations, former and present RNRF board members, or awards jury members. However, individual members of RNRF member organizations are eligible.

Nominations

Nominations for these awards may be made by any individual or organization. Self nominations also will be accepted. To submit a nomination, please provide the following information:
a) The nomination category and title of the work to be recognized: Excellence in Journalism [print media title].
b) Your name, title, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
c) Full name of person who would accept the award, present position, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
d) A clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized and statement of how the work or individual meets the award criteria (500 words or less).
e) Eight copies of the work to be recognized and any supporting materials, which may include any relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 6010 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3827.

Deadline for Nomination: June 2, 2017.



For additional information about the awards program, email info@rnrf.org or call (301) 770-9101.