International Awards for Nursing Excellence
Sigma Theta Tau International dedicates itself to the fostering of high professional standards; the recognition of superior achievement; the development of leadership; and the encouragement of creative work. The International Awards for Nursing Excellence recognizes achievements in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, leadership and practice. View awards today!
Entry submission is closed as of 11:59PM 1 March 2013, except where noted.
Chapter Key Award entry deadline is 15 July 2013. Submit an entry today!
Membership is not a qualification for all awards. Members of STTI board of directors or staff are ineligible. Self-nominations are accepted for some awards. STTI board of directors and STTI staff cannot submit or support nominations.
Qualified judging panels representing strong talent and expertise are appointed.
If you wish to become an awards judge, please submit your interest in VIProfile. You may not submit a nomination and judge the same award. Also you cannot be a part of the judging process if you have the same affiliation of any nominees within the award you are assigned to judge. We can assign you a new award to judge if this conflict of interest would occur. STTI board of directors and STTI staff cannot serve as judges or head judges.
All award entries and supporting materials must be submitted via this online submission system. (Follow the hyperlinks on this page). Hard copies sent through the mail will NOT be accepted.
Submissions may be uploaded in the following file types: TXT - Plain Text
HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language, webpages
PDF - Adobe’s Portable Document Format
GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF - Formats commonly used on the Web
RTF - Rich Text File (most word processors export this format)
DOC - Microsoft Word
WMV, WMA, MOV, WAV, AIFF - Multimedia formats
Call for Entries opens
1 November 2012
1 March 2013
Entry Fees Sliding Scale*
High Income = US $50
Middle Income = US $20
Low Income = US $10
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. Award entries must be in English. Once you begin a submission, you will receive an e-mail giving you the submission ID# and password. These can be used if you need to access your submission at any time in the future. Once the deadline (1 March 2013) for submitting an award nomination has passed, an e-mail will be sent from STTI to confirm receipt of the award submission. Only complete submissions will be judged. Submissions that are incomplete after the deadline will be withdrawn from the system and will NOT be reviewed.
All communications will be through the designated primary contact. It is the primary contact's responsibility to communicate award information to fellow study contributors. Group recipients receive only one award; however, additional awards can be ordered at the group’s expense. Exception: Practice/Academe Innovative Collaboration Award receives two identical pieces of hardware.
Notifications will be sent via letter of the judges’ decisions by 1 July 2013. Primary contact will be the only person receiving communication from headquarters. The primary contact is responsible for notifying all team members and co-recipients. Exception: Notification for the Chapter Key Award will occur by 17 September 2013 via e-mail notification.
All awards will be presented at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, on 16-20 November 2013. Specific award presentation information will be mailed to each recipient.
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*The fee structure for members outside the U.S. will be set according to World Bank classifications based on per capita income designated as low, middle and high. All fees paid to headquarters, either by individual members or chapters, will be calculated in U.S. currency. The fee structure will be determined by the nominator's residence. Founders Awards fee will be based on the first nominator's residence.
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