NMEA offers five awards and an honorary membership. To nominate an individual for any of these awards, or an organization for the Marine Education Outstanding Organization Award, use the form on this page. Please review the form and instructions carefully and prepare and assemble ALL information and documents in advance so that the application can be completed in one session. It is not possible to save the form and edit later or add additional uploads. Note that all on-line applications must include the form on this page and a narrative statement (MS Word file, created and uploaded by you). Names of all files to be uploaded should begin with the nominee's name, followed by an indication of its contents (ex: JaneDoeNarrative.doc). File names should not contain spaces.
About the Narrative
The narrative is required and must be a MS Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF file, and cannot be more than 2,000 words total. The file can contain small images, charts, etc. in addition to text. Every word in the document counts. MS Word will count them for you. Documents with word counts higher than 2,000 will not be accepted. Please certify on this form that the word count is under 2,000.
About Supporting Documentation
Supporting documents are optional, but you may include up to 5 documents. These documents should be MS Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF files and may include: An additional narrative description of the nominee's background as it relates to the award (500 words maximum), descriptions of nominee's products, programs and accomplishments. Include curriculum vita, abstracts of publications or educational resources authored by the nominee, news articles about nominee's projects, etc. and/or a maximum of 3 letters of support from colleagues, students, supervisors, etc.
File size maximum is 30MB each.