The 2010 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Instructions and Nomination Form are now available. Click on the links to access the Nomination Packet and Nomination Form. Nominations are due May 1, 2010.
Completed nomination packets must be mailed to CAST and must include 6 printed copies of each of the following:
Announcements of the Award winner will be published on the CAST website, circulated to CAST members, and distributed to scientific and agricultural news media. The Award consists of a custom bronze created for CAST by internationally noted sculptor Jerry Palen, a cash award, and a travel allowance for the recipient to present his/her message at a major conference. The custom bronze entitled “A World Supported by Plants and Animals” will be inscribed with the winner’s name and the date of the Award.
CAST is responsible for the selection of the individual to receive the Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Evaluation of the nominees will be made by a committee from the CAST Board of Representatives, appointed by the CAST president. The Award recipient must attend the presentation event and speak about the key issues on which he or she has focused their research efforts and communication skills. A written copy of the speech must be submitted to CAST for use in publicizing the Award. The location and date of the presentation may vary annually.
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