TIPS TO WRITING A GOOD CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD NOMINATION

The Certificate of Merit is for people, organizations, or groups of people (up to three) who have made recent significant contributions to caving or the Society.  Recipients do not have to be members of the Society to receive this award.  Emphasis for this award is for recent specific accomplishments and achievements  and not typically for long-term projects.

Your nomination letter should include details of the nominee's contributions. Please do not assume that "everyone" knows your nominee and your nominee's merits.  Letters from other people supporting your nomination are helpful, especially if they provide additional useful insights into the nominee's contributions.