2017 Champions of the Wilds: Great Places Award
NOMINATION FORM
Category: Great Places Award
Every spring the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities or businesses that in the last year have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds by marrying economic development and conservation goals. These prestigious awards are presented at the Planning Team’s Annual Dinner, which this year will be held April 27th.

GREAT PLACES AWARD: Honors innovative asset development and promotion that have worked together to create an excellent new or revamped sustainable tourism destination within the Pennsylvania Wilds.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Award nominations will be judged by the degree to which they help advance one or more of the following goals: to create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and improve quality of life.
Award nominations will also be judged by the degree to which they reflect the hallmarks of the effort to grow the outdoor recreation economy in the Pennsylvania Wilds. These hallmarks include: use of creative partnerships and planning; fostering a strong sense of place and community pride; ability to replicate new ideas or models in other communities; and demonstration of strong grassroots support.

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Your email address
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Your phone number
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Name of Place
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Organization name that is associated with place (if applicable)
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Place Representative's Phone Number
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Place Representative's Email Address
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Please describe in a few sentences why this Place is an innovative, exciting or enticing destination in the PA Wilds.
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Please mark the impact areas that this Place promotes for the PA Wilds (please check all that apply)
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In a few sentences, please describe why you picked these top impact areas and provide some specific examples.
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Additional Comments (optional)
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Last Step
Thank you for nominating a Champion of The PA Wilds. As part of the application process a photo of your nominee is required. If the nominee is selected, this photo will be used on this website and during the awards presentation, as well as other announcements.

Please Upload Files Here: http://www.pawildscenter.org/nominate-a-pa-wilds-champion/media-submission-pa-wilds-champion-nominations/

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When uploading please include the name of the nominee and award category in the name of the file, for example “John-Doe-Outstanding-Leadership-Award.jpg”, in the description area include what type of material you are uploading, for example “photo of John at work with volunteers, Clarion River clean up, May 2016”.

Support letters, reports, news articles, maps, renderings, video links and other supporting documents that bolster the application are strongly encouraged.

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