Criteria: 1. Impact (past, current, or potential)The contributions of this individual should have significant impact over time. The sustained efforts of nominees shall have positively influenced others – either directly or through a ripple effect - and/or show promise for continued influence on the field and/or the creativity of others (e.g., students, teachers, other professionals). Preference will be given to nominees whose work has had (or shows strong potential to have) a positive impact on gifted students in the state of Georgia.
2. Relationship to Dr. Torrance's workThe contribution(s) of this individual should have a clear relationship to one or more areas of Dr. Torrance's work. These include, but are not limited to: creative problem solving; Future Problem Solving; assessing and identifying creativity, including use of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking; recognition of creative strengths in economically disadvantaged students; mentoring; developing creativity in students, especially those from underserved populations; the Incubation Model of Teaching; and other types of creative curriculum.
Procedure: The nomination packet must include:1) Completed nomination form 2) Explanation of nominator's relationship to the nominee3) Brief listing of nominee's accomplishments related to the study and/or promotion of creativity4) Narrative summary, not to exceed one typed page, of the nominee's specific contributions toward the recognition, acceptance, and development of creativity5) Two letters of support for the nomination
Recognition: The award recipient will be recognized at the annual GAGC convention. He or she will receive a complimentary registration to this year’s convention, a plaque presented at the convention, and a certificate of recognition from the GAGC President.
Nominations shall be completed online and submitted by December 15, 2017. Additional supporting documentation should be submitted via email to email@example.com by December 15, 2017.