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Dear Members of the Ada Community:

On Wednesday, 15 November 2006, the 2006 SIGAda Awards will be presented in 
a special morning plenary session at the SIGAda 2006 conference in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico.  (See http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2006/ 
if you have somehow missed announcements of this year's annual SIGAda 
international conference.)

We welcome your nominations of deserving recipients.

The ACM SIGAda Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made 
outstanding contributions to the Ada community and to SIGAda.  The two 
categories of awards are:

(1) Outstanding Ada Community Contribution Award
     -- For broad, lasting contributions to Ada technology & usage.

(2) ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
     -- For exceptional contributions to SIGAda activities & products.

Please consider who should be nominated this year.  You may nominate a 
person for either or both awards, and as many people as you think 
worthy.  One or more awards will be made in both categories.

Please visit http://www.acm.org/sigada/exec/awards/awards.html#Recipients 
and peruse the names of past winners.  This may help you think about the 
measure of accomplishment that is appropriate.  You may be aware of people 
who have made substantial contributions that have not yet been 
acknowledged. Nominate them.  Consider what you believe to be the best 
developments in the Ada community or SIGAda in the last year; the last 5 
years; since Ada's inception. Who was responsible?  Nominate them.

Please note that anyone who has received either of the two awards remains 
eligible for the other.  Perhaps there is an outstanding SIGAda volunteer 
who has won our Distinguished Service Award and who has also made important 
contributions to the advance of Ada technology, or visa versa.  Nominate 
him or her!

The nomination form is available on the SIGAda website at 
http://www.acm.org/sigada/exec/awards/awards.html.  (You need to visit this 
website to see past award winners' names, and also a picture of the 
statuette which is the award among other things, so you don't nominate 
someone who has already won an award in a category.)  Submit your 
nomination as an e-mail or e-mail attachment to [log in to unmask]

The ACM SIGAda Awards Committee, comprised of volunteers who have 
previously won an award, will determine this year's recipients from your 
nominations.

Call our attention to the people who are most deserving, by nominating 
them.  And please nominate by OCTOBER 15!

Your participation in the nominations process will help maintain the
prestige and honor of these awards.

Thank you,

John McCormick
Chair ACM SIGAda