VQA Promoters Award Nomination Form






VQA Promoters Award

WHAT better way to recognize the hard-working individuals who promote, in an exemplary manner, VQA wines in Ontario? This is your opportunity.

WHO can nominate? YOU can.

WHO qualifies to receive a nomination? See Categories below - your candidate may be any member of the media (TV, radio, print), LCBO employee, winery retailer, wine educator, hospitality (restaurateurs, sommeliers, wait staff) or individual for his/her lifetime achievement.

HOW do I submit? Using this form you can submit as many nominations as you like. NOMINATED IN THE PAST? If you'd like to re-submit please simply email your request to ccovi@brocku.ca .

You may go to Past Recipients to view earlier award winners.

Past Recipients may be eligible to win in a different category. For example, a past winner in the LCBO category may now be considered for Lifetime Achievement. To be eligible a minimum of 3 years must have passed between the Nominees first win and subsequent nomination in another category.

**FOR THE NOMINATOR
INFORMATION REQUIRED - Submit all the reasons why you are nominating this individual. Submit as much information as possible (e.g. resume, supporting articles, sales results, individual testimonials of students influenced, customers satisfaction, etc.). Your candidate's success depends on the information you give. Please be aware we will be contacting your nominee to confirm that we have received your nomination and encourage them to provide their supporting information. In the meantime, explain why you are nominating this individual -- please submit as much information as possible -- your nomination will be based on the information YOU give as well as the information the nominee provides! Supporting materials can be emailed to ccovi@brocku.ca or mailed to Barb Tatarnic (address is below).
*Please note that the committee reserves the right to change the category of the nomination as deemed appropriate or necessary.

NOMINATION DEADLINE is Thursday, January 15, 2015.

Awards are to be given out at the Experts Tasting, Brock University.

We know this takes time out of your day, but wouldn't it be nice to find a way to say "thank you" to the people who make a difference in promoting the wines of Ontario? If your candidate wins, you will receive a chance to attend the Experts Tasting. (Nominators will be invited to attend the tasting. However, if there is more than one nominator for a successful candidate the names will be placed in a draw. Only one nominator may attend for each successful candidate).

Selection is done by a five-member panel of industry professionals which is Chaired by the Manager of Outreach at CCOVI. Winner(s) will be notified in advance of the presentation held at the annual Experts Tasting held at Brock University.

Date of the Experts Tasting: tbd

Nominations are held in confidence with:
Barb Tatarnic, Chair, VQA Promoters Committee
Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute
Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1
Tel: 905-688-5550-1-4652 Fax: 905-688-3104 Email: ccovi@brocku.ca

**FOR THE NOMINEE
SUPPORTING INFORMATION
The Candidates package might include some or all of the following items:
1. A maximum of two paragraphs explaining why you deserve this award
2. Your curriculum vitae
3. References
4. Testimonials or reviews related to your support of VQA
5. VQA related support materials (ie. wine lists, cookbooks, menus, articles written, etc.)
• Supporting items can be emailed to ccovi@brocku.ca or mailed to Barb Tatarnic (address above).

VQA Promoters Award Nomination Form

Additional information on the nominee
Award categories (note that awards may not be given in all categories)
Nominee (fields with * are mandatory)
Nominator (fields with * are mandatory)
For the nominator

Give reasons why you are nominating this individual (box will expand as information is given). Please submit as much information as possible. Supporting items can be emailed to ccovi@brocku.ca or mailed to Barb Tatarnic (address above).

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