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Nominations sought for Governor's Leadership in Aging Award

March 25, 2011

Nominations are sought for the fourth annual Governor's Leadership in Aging Award For Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Aging and Quality of Life for Seniors.

Nominations may be selected in four categories:

  •  Trailblazer. An individual, community group, business or organization that has demonstrated leadership in advocacy or developed an innovative program, research or training for seniors.
  • Visual and Performing Arts. An individual, 60 years of age or older, or a group (members must be 55 years of age or older), that has demonstrated excellence in the visual or performing arts.
  • Photography. An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates excellence in photography or photojournalism that portrays "Successful Aging."
  • Health and Vitality. An individual 60 years or older who demonstrates a commitment to healthy living and who serves as a role model to others.

To nominate, select a category, complete nomination form (the form can be found by visiting the website at  www.mdoa.state.md.us) and a maximum of 500 word description of the recommendation and why the nominee meets the criteria.

Visual Arts nominations must be accompanied by photos, slides or CD of artwork.      

Performing Arts nominations must be accompanied by a DVD or web link to a video sharing site (i.e. YouTube).       

Photography nominations must be in .jpg or .gif and must not exceed 5 MB in size.   

Nominations that do not require supporting materials can be faxed to  410-333-7943.

All nominations must be postmarked or emailed no later than Friday, April 8.

For more information, call 410-767-1064 or  1-800- 243-3425

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