MGA Awards Nomination Process
The process for nominating candidates for awards will be greatly simplified if the nominator follows the general procedures listed below and supplemental procedures listed for each award. To nominate a candidate for an MGA award, please follow these guidelines:
- You, as the nominator, can significantly influence the selection process by accurately completing the online nomination form, providing all required documentation, supplying relevant information in concise English, and following all instructions carefully.
- Use the appropriate online nomination form (link on the top of each specific award page).
- Consider the distinctive features of the award as described. Review the examples of previous recipients. Ask the question: Does the achievement fit the award? To learn more about the awards program, go to the MGA Awards and Recognition Program Manual (DOC, 309 KB).
Nominees for MGA awards can be from any Region.
Nominations for MGA Outstanding Section Awards will be announced early 2023.
NEW - Click below to watch Video on Writing and Selecting Successful Nominations:
- Download suggestions for preparing a successful nomination (PDF, 16 KB)
- MGA Leadership Award Sample Nomination (PDF, 25 KB)
- MGA Leadership Award Sample Nomination 2 (PDF, 27 KB)
- MGA Achievement Award Sample Nomination (PDF, 23 KB)
- MGA Achievement Award Sample Nomination 2 (PDF, 28 KB)
- MGA Innovation Award Sample Nomination (PDF, 23 KB)
The following are not eligible to be considered for MGA awards:
- Self-nominations are not allowed; MGA awards are peer-recognized awards, and therefore, self-nomination is not permitted
- Current members of the MGA Board; an MGA Board member cannot be nominated for an MGA award, nor may they serve as a reference or nominator of a candidate
- Per IEEE Policy 4.4.B (posthumous awards): posthumous awards shall be made only when knowledge of the awardee's death is received after announcement of the recipient. Nominations of known deceased persons shall not receive consideration
- Per IEEE Policy 4.4.G (staff ineligibility): members of the IEEE staff shall not be eligible as candidates for any new or revised award
- Per IEEE Policy 4.4.H (eligibility and process limitations): no person shall receive an award who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award, nor may they be the nominator or reference for a nomination of a candidate for such award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by IEEE or any of its organizational units. More information on the IEEE Conflict of Interest policy can be found in the IEEE Policies
MGA Awards and Recognition Committee rights
The MGA Awards and Recognition Committee:
- Will not research unsupported claims or enhance the nomination package in any way
- Reserves the right to consider any nomination for awards other than the award suggested when, in its opinion, the support and justification may more appropriately apply to other MGA awards
- Shall have the prerogative of carrying forward nominations to a more suitable time frame
- Reserves the right to not present an award when a suitable selection(s) cannot be made