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On 10 December 2014 ICANN announced the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's 2015 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. The nomination period has been extended and will close on 20 March 2015. This award program seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees and demonstrated collaboration with different supporting organizations and/or advisory committees.
The Multistakeholder Ethos Award recognizes ICANN participants who have deeply invested in consensus-based solutions, recognized the importance of ICANN's multistakeholder model of Internet governance, and contributed in a substantive way to the higher interests of ICANN's organization and its community.
A panel of community members has convened to help review all community nominations and determine the best candidate(s) for the award.
The decisions of the selection panel will be made based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated multistakeholder volunteer service via working groups or committees.
- Demonstrated spirit of collaboration through engagement with other community members with the aim of consensus building.
- Demonstrated facilitator of dialogue and open discussion in a fair, cordial and collegial manner.
- Demonstrated additional devotional factors exhibited by time spent supporting ICANN's multistakeholder model and its overall effectiveness.
Candidates for the award will demonstrate at least five years of participation in the ICANN Community.
The nomination period for community nominees will close on 20 March 2015.
Community members interested in submitting a nomination are invited to send an email to email@example.com including:
- Name of nominee.
- Community of nominee.
- Reasons for nomination.
Please note that the reasons outlining the candidate's merit for the nomination may be as brief or as long as required.
Award recipient(s) will be announced in June 2015 at ICANN 53 in Buenos Aires