call for nominations: first annual Femmys Award
February 5, 2009
The planning committee of I’m Not a Feminist But invites your submissions for nominations to the First Annual Femmys Award for outstanding feminist achievement in the National Capital Region (that’s Ottawa). Send your nomination no later than February 20, 2009, to email@example.com.
From the Ad Hoc Committee
This is what you need to know to nominate a woman for this award.
criteria for the Femmys
This award is intended to honour women located in the Ottawa region who have made outstanding contributions to the struggle for women’s equality. In order to be considered for the award, a nominee must:
- identify as a woman — Once women are truly equal to men in Canadian society, we might consider giving Femmys to eligible men. Hear that, Status of Women Canada?
- identify as a feminist — We realize that some wonderful women and equality activists do not identify as feminists. However, we maintain the F-word has a proud history and we’d like to keep using the word feminism to describe the struggle for women’s equality for now.
- be located in the National Capital Region — We’d love to honour women located elsewhere, but it is just not possible for us logistically. So we challenge other groups celebrating International Women’s Day to host their own Femmys and honour their own feminists across the country! For any enquiries or assistance with this, please feel free to contact us.
- have made significant contributions to the struggle for women’s equality — We welcome your detailed ideas about what these contributions might be on the nomination form.
nomination form for a Femmy
Please use the following, filling in the information we need. Send your completed nomination as an email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 20, 2009.
I, [your name], hereby nominate [name of the person you want to nominate] of [name of the organization or group the nominee belongs to, if applicable] for a Femmy Award. She has made a significant contribution to the struggle for women’s equality as follows:
[description - no longer than 1,000 words]
Contact Information for person making the nomination:
[your email or mailing address, and daytime phone number]
Contact information for the nominee:
[nominee’s email address or mailing address, and daytime phone number. We will notify your nominee that she has been nominated]
One more time: send in your nomination no later than February 20 to email@example.com
The Femmys will be presented on March 4, 2009, in Ottawa.
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