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Awards, 2020

Each year, GAE4-HA members are eligible to apply for GAE4-HA and NAE4-HYDP awards. The awards process is coordinated by the Member Recognition Committee.  Many GAE4-HA awards have district and/or state winners.  

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GAE4-HA Awards

All GAE4-HA awards have a separate PDF application that should be completed by a current GAE4-HA member.

  • Continuing Excellence Award
    The nominee should have worked for at least 10 years and should have been a GAE4-HA member for 5 consecutive years. Current active involvement in 4-H work is required. Judging based on professional development and association activities. Applications will be scored on the following rubric: Innovative 4-H Programming (50%), Professional Improvement/Development Activities (25%), and GAE4-HA Activities (25%).
  • Innovative Work in School Relations
    Eligible members may nominate themselves or any agent who has shown innovative work in regards to school relations. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Applications will be judged on activity (20%), content and scope (40%), and results (40%).
  • Outstanding AmeriCorps/Vista
    Eligible members may nominate their full-time or part-time 4-H AmeriCorps and VISTA members for this award. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Submissions will be judged on: responsibilities in core programming (15%), responsibilities outside of core programming (15%), significant leadership responsibilities (35%), and accomplishments (35%).
  • Outstanding Individual Volunteer Leader
    Eligible members may nominate an individual in their county who has shown outstanding volunteer interest/involvement. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Judging criteria for the award includes program involvement (20%), roles and responsibilities (50%), and accomplishments (30%).
  • Outstanding New Extension Professional
    Recognized for outstanding work (with at least 1 year of service) in his/her first 1-3 years of Extension employment. Nominees should be outstanding among the agent group and be working in 4-H at the time of selection. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Applications are scored on the following categories: Professional Accomplishments (40%), Professional Improvements (20%), Professional Recognition (20%), and Involvement in Other Organizations (20%).
  • Outstanding Program Assistant
    Eligible members may nominate their full-time or part-time 4-H program assistant for this award. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Submissions will be judged on: responsibilities in core programming (15%), responsibilities outside of core programming (15%), significant leadership responsibilities (35%), and accomplishments (35%).
  • Outstanding Support by ANR or FACS Professional
    Eligible members may nominate any Agriculture or Family & Consumer Science Agent/Specialist/administrator who has shown outstanding support to 4-H club work. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Submissions will be judged on 4-H programming involvement (20%), leadership roles within 4-H programming (40%), and 4-H programming accomplishments (40%).
  • Outstanding Support by Public Media
    Given to any public news medium that has shown superior support to 4-H club work. Submissions will be scored on communication activities (35%), the scope of media (15%), and purpose and results (50%).
  • Outstanding Support by Retiree
    Eligible members may nominate any active Extension Retiree who is a GAE4-HA Life Member and has shown outstanding contribution to GAE4-HA since their retirement. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Applications will be scored according to association activities and involvement (50%) and 4-H/Extension activities and awards (50%).
  • Outstanding Support Staff
    Eligible members may nominate their support staff who work actively in support of the 4-H program. Each District will have one winner; the state winner will be selected among the district winners. Applications are scored based on day to day responsibilities (40%) and work beyond normal job duties (60%).
  • Outstanding Volunteer Leader Program
    Eligible members may nominate themselves or other counties for outstanding utilization of volunteers in the total 4-H program. Applications will be judged based on methods of recruitment (20%), volunteer leadership roles (20%), leader training (20%), recognition for volunteers (20%), and accomplishments of volunteer-led efforts (20%).
  • Peach of a Profession Scholarship
    Must be an active member of GAE4-HA for the year they receive the award. It is for a $1,000 scholarship which must be used to attend the NAE4-HYDP Annual Meeting & Professional Improvement Conference. Submissions will be judged by a personal plan (30%), professional development (20%), leadership positions (30%), and extenuating circumstances (20%).
  • Professional Achievement Award
    Six outstanding GAE4-HA members receive this award every year. It is not awarded on a district basis, but on ability. Applicants must be working in 4-H and Youth at the time the selections are made. The award may be received only once. The nominee must have worked for more than 3 years but not more than 10 years as an Extension Professional. Applications are scored on the following categories: Professional Responsibilities/Duties (20%), Professional Growth (40%), and Outstanding Accomplishments (40%).
  • Scholarship
    Must be an active member of GAE4-HA for the year they receive the award and must not have received this award previously. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an agent seeking financial aid for academic work or professional improvement. Award will be reimbursement only. The applicant is responsible for submitting the 1-2 page report required and requesting money from the State President within one year. Applications will be scored on professional/academic experiences (40%), the program of study (50%), and the budget plan (10%).

NAE4-HYDP Awards

A Georgia winner will be selected for each award offered by NAE4-HYDP.   Our state award winners will then advance to NAE4-HYDP Southern Region judging, with those winners advancing to be judged at the national level.  National awards are offered in three categories:

  • Communicator Awards
    To recognize NAE4-HYDP members for significant accomplishments in presenting 4-H to the general public, civic groups, 4-H groups, or individuals through public information methods.
  • Service Awards
    To recognize NAE4-HPYD members for significant accomplishments in various stages of a career and for contributions to the 4-H Youth Development profession.  
    • Nominees for Achievement in Service Award (ASA), Distinguished Service Award (DSA), & Meritorious Service Award (MSA) should complete the form created by GAE4-HA.
    • Nominees for 25 Years of Service should submit their name to the district awards representative for recognition.
  • Specialty Awards
    To recognize NAE4-HYDP members for significant accomplishments in 4-H programming through a variety of strategies.

Member Recognition Committee, 2020-2021

RoleContact
ChairKris Peavy
kgburn@uga.edu
Chair-ElectLynn Davis
lynny@uga.edu
Northeast District RepresentativeJackie Nunn
jrnunn@uga.edu
Northwest District RepresentativeAdrianne Cox
ahcox@uga.edu
Southeast District RepresentativeLauryn Gilmer
lauryn.gilmer@uga.edu
Southwest District RepresentativeSamantha Price
samprice@uga.edu
State Staff District RepresentativeCourtney Brown
courtms@uga.edu