Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

Submission of Nominations - General Instructions

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

Step 1: Consider PPQ’s mission statement and criteria as you decide whether to nominate
            someone; the nominee’s actions must have taken place within the qualification period
            which is between April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. 

Step 2: Provide the information requested in parts A and B of the submission form (last two pages, below) following the instructions carefully as follows:

Instructions for Part A:

  • Answer each question in one sentence (not to exceed 75 words).
  • Be clear and be specific.

Instructions for Part B:

  • Write a narrative of no more than 500 words to describe to the Awards Committee what the nominee did during April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015
  • Tell a compelling story of how the nominee’s actions relate to PPQ’s mission.
  • Use 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).

Step 3: Feel free to attach supplementary information such as a report or other documentation as needed to support the nomination, but please note that the total number of pages for any supplemental information may not exceed five pages.

IMPORTANT: Failure to adhere to the preceding instructions will disqualify the submission.

Step 4: Submit your nomination as follows:

If you are a PPQ employee, 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, please e-mail -- an Awards Committee member will contact you.

If you are not a PPQ employee, please send your nomination by e-mail, mail, or fax to:


Chair – Deputy Administrator’s Award Committee
c/o Blayne Harshbarger
69 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD 21702

Fax: Please call or email first if you need to fax in a nomination. 
Telephone: 240-529-0205

Step 5: Meet the deadline: Nomination period has expired for the 2015 Award.

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