Review award-specific criteria to ensure your nomination is in the appropriate category.
Submit a compelling essay (one page, single-spaced) or video (no more than two minutes) explaining the reason(s) for nominating the exemplary employee, NPA, business partner, or customer. Your submission must answer the required prompt questions for that award.
Include quotes from managers, co-workers, etc.
Attach up to three supporting documents, such as news articles, letters of recommendation, and other materials you think support your submission.
Complete your nomination ahead of the submission deadline.
Drafting an Essay or Creating a Video Submission
Carefully review nomination form questions and prompts that are required as part of your essay or video submission.
Draft an outline to guide the writing of your essay or draft talking points to read from for your video. Remember, your video can be up to two minutes long.
Identify and collect the supporting documents you wish to submit along with your essay or video.
Make your essay or video stand out by including specific examples of your nominee’s accomplishments, results, and impact (please refer to the nomination prompts).
State if the nomination is for work on an AbilityOne® contract.
Use "People First" language:
People First language defines the person before the disability.
For example, use the term "people with disabilities," not the "disabled" or "handicapped."
Submitting Your Nomination
Review your essay or video and supporting documents before you enter them into the online nomination form.
Video submissions must be under two minutes (20 MB) and uploaded as an attachment as any of the following file types:
Changes cannot be made once a nomination has been submitted, even if it's submitted before the deadline.
After you've entered all the required information, click the Submit button and you'll receive a confirmation of your submission.