Iowa State University’s Conservation Learning Group seeks award nominations for New Voices in Water Quality in Iowa. These awards give public recognition to new work in all avenues of water quality advocacy.
The top twenty candidates will be honored at a lunch in late 2022, awarded a plaque, and featured in a Conservation Learning Group blog and vlog.
- Are living in Iowa
- Are 18 or older by April 15, 2022
- Have been actively working in water quality (on a paid or volunteer level), including some public outreach, since 2019 or earlier
- Started water quality advocacy work no earlier than 2012
Nominations consist of a short nominating letter and an additional letter of support, both as PDF files of 500 words or less. The main nominator uploads both letters into the online nomination form. A nominator may make any number of nominations, provided a separate form is used for each candidate. Anyone is eligible to be a nominator, but no self-nominations will be considered.
Nominations are due Friday, April 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm CDT.
Nominations should indicate how the candidate demonstrates the following qualities. These criteria will be used by Iowa State University’s Conservation Learning Group as a rubric to assess nominations:
- Sense of Community
- Future Potential
Nominations should indicate how the candidate has furthered water quality advocacy in one of the following categories. Iowa State University’s Conservation Learning Group wishes to celebrate all avenues of water quality advocacy and has therefore made the award categories intentionally broad.
- Water Quality Research
- Water Quality in Public Policy and Government
- Youth and/or Community Water Education
- Water Quality and Wildlife
- Urban Water Conservation