1. Background of Awards

The Evening of Excellence Awards celebrates career/community achievement and showcases individuals, companies, and organizations for their contributions and commitment to excellence! Launched in 2014, this event recognizes dynamic professionals, entrepreneurs, and senior leaders across industry, government, education, and the non-profit sector.

2. How to Apply

Online applications are due July 22, 2022, at 11:59pm EST. Visit the Evening of Excellence Nomination Form to access the online form. Determine who in your organization or what organization should be considered as a nominee. Use the information on the Award Categories section of the nomination packet to select the appropriate award for the candidate. Collect the items required for the nomination package. See the Nomination Checklist. A suggestion is to combine the items on the Nomination Checklist into a single PDF file. Submit your application for receipt on or before the deadline.

3. Nomination Criteria

Nominations are being accepted from all sources including NSBE members, industry partners, company, government, education, nonprofit and general public. Individual nominees are not required to be members of NSBE and company/organization nominees are not required to be affiliated partners of NSBE.

  • The primary criterion for selection is excellence and demonstrated achievement in industry, government, education, or nonprofit sectors.
  • If you would like to nominate an individual, company or organization for consideration, please complete the nomination form.
  • The short recommendation statement should outline the achievements, community contributions and track record of excellence that distinguishes your nominee.
  • All nominations will be reviewed and selection of the honorees will be based on the quality and content in the nomination submission.
  • All honorees or a representative are expected to be able to attend the reception event in person

4. Application Checklist

Each nomination package should include the following items as indicated below:

  1. Online nomination form
  2. Current biography or leadership resume
  3. Articles by and/or about the nominee (if applicable)
  4. Two letters of recommendation: 2 -3 paragraphs (individual awards only)
  5. Other significant supporting materials (i.e. patents, awards, academic record, etc)
  6. Recent headshot
    • Color photo
    • Minimum 300 dpi resolution 
    • EPS, JPEG, or TIFF format

Submission Details

    • Save all files as “firstname_lastname.filetype” such as John_Smith.pdf and email them to pdceoe@nsbe.org
    • Deadline for submission is July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Please contact Nicole Shirley at pdceoe@nsbe.org for additional information.