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How to Nominate


Please read this section carefully before submitting a nomination so that you are aware of the requirements.

The process consists of two stages


1.Study the following pages on the website carefully to familiarise yourself with all the requirements:


2. Choose the category in which you will be nominating the candidate. You may decide to nominate the candidate in more than one category, in which case more than one motivation must be prepared. Refer to Terms and conditions.

3. Notify the nominee of your intention to nominate and ensure that you receive their agreement to participate, Refer to Terms and conditions. Section
4 , bearing in mind at least the following

    • The nominee may have received an NSTF award previously. Although some awards can be made to the same individual/team more than once, this only occurs if new work is presented for consideration. (see Terms and Conditions section 2)
    • The nominee may have already been approached by someone else and agreed to be nominated.


4. Complete and submit the online Registration before the close of business on the day of the deadline.

  • The information will be captured in the NSTF database and provides the basis for all further processing and communications relating to the nomination.

5. The nominee will receive an e-mail notification confirming receipt of your submission. Please alert the NSTF Office should this not be received. The NSTF office will respond in due course with the Nominations Form for each of the categories that the nominee was nominated for as an attachment. Also note that the NSTF office will close at the end of business on the 15 December 2022 . If your registration is submitted after this time the NSTF office will only respond when it reopens on the 11 January 2023.


  1. Complete the full Nomination Form/s.

  2. The full Nomination Form provides the entire motivation for the adjudicators’ consideration. Supplementary information in the form of CDs, papers, books, etc will only be considered where called for – such as in the Communication Award category.

  3. In the event that you are nominating your candidate in more than one category, the further motivations should contain only the changes needed to the first and give only material which is different. (Refer to the Terms and conditions section 4).

  4. Ensure that the completed full Nomination Form/s are e-mailed to the NSTF before the final deadline.

  5. Alternative Approach. The NSTF recognises that the completion of the motivation represents an arduous undertaking. Nominators may propose an alternative. This should be done in sufficient time for the Adjudication panel to consider the matter. The panel must be able to assess the quality of the contribution which is being proposed to be recognised in order to compare it with others who have been nominated as required.

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Terms and Conditions

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Criteria of Assessment

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