Dear SIGAda Members,
SIGAda Extended Executive Committee (EEC),
SIGAda Working Groups,
Members of the Ada Community:
On Wednesday, December 10, 2003, the 2003 SIGAda Awards will be presented in a
special morning plenary session at the SIGAda 2003 conference in San Diego,
California. (See http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2003/ 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 impactful
contributions to the advance of Ada technology, or visa versa. Nominate him or
her! There have been no dual winners in the 6-year history of the SIGAda Awards
Program, and perhaps it's time to change that.
The nomination form is at the end of this message and 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.)
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 NOVEMBER 16!
Your participation in the nominations process will help maintain the prestige
and honor of these awards.
Chair ACM SIGAda
Please send the following to: [log in to unmask] by 16 November 2003.
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2003 SIGAda AWARDS NOMINATION FORM
Name of Nominee: ___________________________________
Name/Address of Nominee's Employer (if known): ______________________________
Category of Nomination: (mark one or both)
__X__ Outstanding Ada Community Contribution
for outstanding Ada community accomplishments
__X__ ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
for Distinguished Service as a SIGAda Volunteer or Leader
Accomplishments supporting this nomination:
[Note: Please be thorough in your description, since the awards
committee will use these narratives as the primary basis for selection.]
Affiliation(s) and position at time of accomplishments (if known):
Name of member submitting nomination: __________________________________
Address/Phone/E-mail of member submitting nomination: __________________
Please send completed nomination forms by 16 November 2003 to
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