The Award for Broadcast Meteorology (prior to 2004, The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist)

Nomination Process and Requirements

The procedure for Awards nominations is restricted to electronic submissions, unless stated otherwise, and should be submitted by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. Most awards require the following:  nomination letter, nominee Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and three (3) letters of support. A committee or commission has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated for the Society's awards listed. The nominees for most awards remain on the committee's active list for three years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.  Complete Awards Nomination Procedure

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The Award for Broadcast Meteorology was established in 1975 (as the award for Outstanding Service By a Broadcast Meteorologist) to recognize a broadcast meteorologist for sustained long-term contributions to the community through the broadcast media, or for outstanding work during a specific weather event. Nominations must be made in writing by an individual or group, and if possible, should be accompanied by an example(s) of the individual’s work. Such an example may be an audio/video tape of an event, or a composite tape of the individual’s career work. Single event nominations must be based on extraordinary work during a demanding weather event. Although the Award is normally intended for an individual, under special circumstances, it may be awarded in recognition of a team effort. Nominations will remain active and considered for a three-year period. Nominations are considered by the Professional Affairs Commission Board of Broadcast Meteorology, which makes recommendations for final approval by AMS Council.

Special Procedures

Nominators, please note the following nomination requirements for this award:

  •       Nomination letter
  •       Nominee Biography
  •        One Letter of Support
  •       Broadcast files are optional