TIPS TO WRITING A GOOD SPELEAN ARTS AND LETTERS AWARD NOMINATION
The Spelean Arts and Letters Award is for people who have made significant contributions to caving through significant expression, management or criticism. The nominee must be an NSS member for at least the past two years. Strong preference will be given to nominees who have not received the NSS Honorary Member or Outstanding Service awards (if you're not sure, check next to the person's name in your NSS Members Manual).
Your nomination letter
should include details of the nominee's contribution to cave literature, art,
expression, etc. Please do not assume that "everyone" knows your nominee and
your nominee's merits.
A resume attached to your nomination letter is very useful (and can often be
obtained by collusion with the nominee's significant other). Letters from other people
supporting your nomination are helpful, especially if they provide additional
useful insights into the nominee's contributions. Since only one person is
selected each year, you should support no more than one person per year for the