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Nominate a TDI Award Candidate

Nominations for the biennial TDI Awards are now open. Every two years, TDI awards highlights and honors individuals and organizations/companies that have made a significant impact in telecommunications, media and information technology access.

The Selection Process
TDI solicit nominations for its awards from the deaf and hard of hearing communities. A committee of TDI Board members review the submitted

materials and selects those candidates who are deemed most deserving of recognition and whose achievements most closely fit the category for which they have been nominated.

Submitting Your Nomination
TDI has no stringent awards criteria or eligibility requirements, other than the person cannot win the same TDI Award twice. A candidate may be nominated for more than one award category, and the selection committee reserves the right to grant an award for which the candidate has not been nominated. When submitting a nomination, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Check the list of award winners to make sure your candidate has not already won an award in the category you are submitting a nomination for.
  • Fill out and submit the official online nomination form. If you wish, you can print and mail the form to POB 8009, Silver Spring, MD, 20907
  • Contact other individuals who would like to support your nominee; they can further strengthen your nomination by making their own. They can use the same online nomination form.
  • Keep all nominations confidential.

Please do not inform candidates that they are under consideration since only a limited number of recipients are chosen each year from among many worthy individuals. All deliberations are kept confidential.

Nomination and Supporting Letters
Though not required, the selection committee encourages you to submit additional supporting materials to help illustrate the scope of your candidate’s achievements. A strong nomination includes multiple letters (two or more are recommended) and documents of support, including press and biographical information on the nominee.

Possible contacts include professional colleagues, former students, friends, or fellow volunteers. Letters that comment knowledgeably on the impact of the individual’s specific achievements are the most important and helpful.