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Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

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Starting today through May 17 you are able to nominate community members for the Multistakeholder Ethos Award. Read this announcement for details on how to submit a nomination.

First Award Targeted for ICANN Public Meeting in London
Nominations Close 17 May 2014

ICANN is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's new 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 will recognize 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, 21 April 2014 and closes on 17 May 2014.

Community members interested in submitting a nomination are invited to send an email to 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.

Candidates for this inaugural step of the program development will demonstrate at least five years of participation in the ICANN Community. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for the award.

A panel of community members is being gathered to help review all community nominations and determine the best candidates for the first awards. 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

Award recipient(s) will be announced this June at the ICANN Public Meeting in London.

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