ICANN opened nominations for the 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award back in December. Nominations close on March 2nd 2015.
It’s an interesting idea to provide recognition for people who spend a lot of their days (and nights) working on Internet Governance matters:
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.
If you’d like to nominate someone the process is pretty simple:
Community members interested in submitting a nomination are invited to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Of course getting an award such as this isn’t that easy – ICANN has outlined the criteria pretty clearly:
Candidates for the award will demonstrate at least five years of participation in the ICANN Community.
So if you’ve only attended one ICANN meeting and been on one working group call this isn’t for you ..
The criteria are clear:
- 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.