Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

Submission of Nominations - General Instructions

  • Award Form Template (MS Word; 38Kb) (PDF; 127Kb)

The following are general instructions on how to nominate someone for the PPQ Deputy Administrator's Safeguarding Award.

1. Refer to and consider PPQ's mission statement as you decide whether to nominate someone for the award.

2. If you are a PPQ employee, then you must submit your nomination through the nomination SharePoint site.   If you are reading a hard copy of these instructions and you need the SharePoint address, then please write to

3. If you are not a PPQ Employee, please use the following AWARD FORM TEMPLATE above to submit your nomination.

Part A:

  • Answer each question in one sentence.
  • Be clear and be specific.
  • Failure to adhere to the preceding points will disqualify the submission.


Part B:

  • Write a narrative of no more than 500 words to tell the reviewing committee what the nominee did.
  • Tell a compelling story of how your nominee’s actions relate to PPQ’s mission.
  • You must follow these formatting instructions:
    • Keep one inch margins all around;
    • Use Times New Roman 12 point font;
    • Keep a ragged right edge (do not justify the text).

4. You may submit a hard copy or an electronic copy of your nomination.

Mail a hard copy of your nomination to:

David Hanken 
4700 River Road, Unit #60
Riverdale, MD 20737 

Or, fax  a copy of your nomination to (301) 734-5269, ATTENTION: David Hanken

You may e-mail a copy of your nomination to

5. Nominations will be accepted for the 2014 award in the spring of 2015. Submission dates will be posted soon.

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