Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation


Announcing Call for 2014 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 print 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 print media (such as a book, on-line report, or article/feature in a newspaper, magazine, journal, or newsletter).

Please click here to download the 2014 RNRF Awards 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 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, and 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) Your name, address, phone number, and affiliation.
b) Nomination category and full name of the nominee, present position, organizational affiliation, address, and telephone number.
c) A 500-word clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized and statement of how that individual satisfies the award criteria.
d) Eight (8) copies of any supporting materials. May include curriculum vitae or any relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Deadline for Nomination: May 30, 2014


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 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, and awards jury members. However, 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) Your name, address, phone number, and affiliation.
b) Nomination category and title of the work to be recognized
c) Full name of the person who would accept the award, present position, organizational affiliation, address, telephone number, and email.
d) A 500-word clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized and statement of how that work satisfies the award criteria.
e) Eight (8) copies of any supporting materials. May include any relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Deadline for Nomination: May 30, 2014

Guidelines for Excellence in Journalism Award

The Excellence in Journalism Award honors and encourages excellence in print 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 print media (such as a book, 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 2013 calendar year.

Eligibility

Open to any individual, group (two or more collaborating individuals) or organization. Only print media will be considered for the award. This includes, for example, a book, 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, and 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) Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and affiliation.
b) Nomination category and print media title of the work to be recognized
b) Full name of the person who would accept the award, present position, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email.
c) A 500-word clear, concise, and complete description of the work being nominated including a statement of how that work meets the award criteria.
d) Eight (8) copies of the work and any supporting materials, which may include relevant reports, publications, or similar products.

Mail all documentation to: Program Director, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Deadline for Nomination: May 30, 2014.



For additional information about the awards program, email info@rnrf.org or call (301) 493-9101.