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2019 Awards Application Process
Please note the 2019 application window is now closed. Stay tuned for news about the 2020 awards in spring 2020.
Q1: How much detail should I put in the online form and how does it relate to the PDF document?
A1: For the online form, the idea is to reference the page of your PDF document where the PDF provides evidence of the criteria for the key output. For example, the PDF document sets out a complete description of a learning experience you designed, to be entered for consideration in the Designing Learning Experiences category. The PDF document gives a detailed description of how you conducted the design analysis, established the learning objectives and evaluation, created the detailed design, and developed the materials. In your description of the creation of the detailed design, you might refer to how you determined the delivery channels and what factors you took into consideration. All of this detail is contained in the PDF and in the online form, you are asked to score yourself on how well you achieved this key output. Let’s assume you did very well – enter a score of “5”. Then, you would type in the page number or numbers of the PDF where the judge can find the details of this consideration of the best delivery channels. Let’s assume that discussion appears on pages 23-25 of your PDF. You would write in the comments box: “Section 3, Detailed Design, pages 23-25”. Then, if you deem necessary, you have the opportunity to include an additional comment, such as: “Appendix with comparison chart of various delivery methods considered is on page 95”. Your information in the comment boxes in the online form should be concise and to the point. The detailed description of the training or learning experience created is all in the PDF. Judges will review both documents.
Q2: Will my submission automatically be considered for both the Standard of Achievement Award and the Award of Excellence?
A2: If you wish to apply for the Award of Excellence in addition to the Standard of Achievement, you need to attach an abstract to your PDF, following the abstract instructions in the workbook, and possibly another relevant document, e.g., an endorsement received or learner testimonials.
Q3: How do I submit a video for the Learner Impact Award?
A3: You can submit the video through www.wetransfer.com and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to reference your own name and unique submission number (obtained when you click to make the final submission). Detailed instructions are in the Awards Submission Workbook.
Q4: Is there a maximum number of awards given for each category?
A4: There is no maximum number of awards for the DLE and DC categories. The judges decide on a merit basis alone whether an award is to be granted – based on the total score.
Q5: How do I score my submission?
A5: Only score the competency assessment criteria, not the sub-competencies or individual key outputs. Write your score in the box. For example, under the box for Key Output 1a : Confirm learning will address the identified performance gap(s), you would write:
"Score on 1. Conduct design analysis: 5"
and then list the pages giving the evidence for each of the key outputs, for example:
1a - see evidence in: Page 10, section 1 and Page 11, chart 1.2