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

Description

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.

Nomination Process

Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination! AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. Nominations are due by 1 May. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package.

Nominations can come from an individual or group, and should be accompanied by examples of the individual’s work, such as 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.

A committee or commission has the responsibility to select and submit to the Council the names of individuals nominated. The nominees for this award 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. 

Requirements

  • nomination letter
  • nominee biography
  • one letter of support
  • broadcast files are optional