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Nomination Period Opens For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Presentation Planned for ICANN 53 | Nominations Close 02 March 2015

10 December 2014

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ICANN is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's 2015 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. 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.

The nomination period for community nominees opens today, 10 December 2014 and closes on 02 March 2015.

Community members interested in submitting a nomination are invited to send an email to ethosaward2015@icann.org 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.

Please indicate "Ethos Award Nomination" in your subject line.

Candidates for the award will demonstrate at least five years of participation in the ICANN Community.

A panel of ICANN community members is being gathered to help review all community nominations and determine the best candidates for the 2015 award scheduled to be presented next June at the ICANN 53 Public Meeting in Buenos Aires. The decisions of the panel will be made based on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated multistakeholder volunteer service via working groups or committees.
  2. Demonstrated spirit of collaboration through engagement with other community members with the aim of consensus building.
  3. Demonstrated facilitator of dialogue and open discussion in a fair, cordial and collegial manner.
  4. Demonstrated additional devotional factors exhibited by time spent supporting ICANN's multistakeholder model and its overall effectiveness.

Please submit your nominations via email to ethosaward2015@icann.org and indicate "Ethos Award Nomination" in your subject line.

For more insights on the award program, please consult the ICANN Community Wiki at https://community.icann.org/display/soaceabout/Multistakeholder+Ethos+Award.