Don’t miss this opportunity to submit your nominations for the 2012 Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Complete the online nomination form (you can download it at www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/commission_awards.shtml) and fax or e-mail it to the contact information on the form.

This is your chance to show support for the people and organizations that have contributed time, talent and resources in an effort to help support Arizona’s wildlife, the state’s outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. There are more than a dozen categories for which nominations are being accepted. Arizona Game and Fish Department employees are not eligible for nomination.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission will select the 2012 Commission Award recipients at its Sept. 7-8, 2012 meeting. The awards will be presented at the annual Commission Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377.

2012 Award Categories

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Any individual, group, organization, club, foundation, or agency that has excelled in efforts to benefit wildlife, wildlife habitats, or programs of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

YOUTH ENVIRONMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Any individual, 18 years of age or younger, who has excelled in efforts to benefit wildlife and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

OUTDOOR WRITER OF THE YEAR
Any professional or freelance writer who has excelled in highlighting issues or activities pertaining to the welfare of wildlife and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

MEDIA OF THE YEAR
Any media source (radio, television, magazine, newsletter, or periodical) that has published articles or materials beneficial to public interest about wildlife or wildlife-related topics and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Any organization, group, foundation, or agency that has excelled in efforts to enhance the welfare of wildlife, wildlife-related recreation, and the mission of the Game and Fish Department.

CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR
Any individual, not associated with a professional agency, which has excelled in efforts to enhance, conserve, and manage wildlife or their habitats.

NATURAL RESOURCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Any individual who through a professional agency affiliation has excelled in efforts to enhance, conserve, and manage wildlife or their habitats.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Any individual who, as a registered volunteer with the Department, has excelled in efforts to support and benefit the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Any individual whose educational activities have advanced and supported the welfare of wildlife, wildlife-related recreation, or the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Any individual who has acted in the role of a mentor and whose efforts have resulted in the promotion and support of future wildlife conservation efforts and the development of future wildlife conservation leaders in Arizona.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Any individual that has engaged in political advocacy for the betterment of wildlife conservation and in the support of the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

LICENSE DEALER OF THE YEAR
Any license dealer who actively promotes Game and Fish license and tag sales through innovative approaches, community involvement and a customer service focus that benefits the citizens of Arizona and supports the Game and Fish’s mission of wildlife conservation.

BUCK APPLEBY HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Any hunter education instructor who actively participates in hunter education activities and demonstrates the highest level of customer service, dedication and professionalism during these activities.

For more information, visit www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/commission_awards.shtml.

Image courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department

What's Your Reaction?

Like
Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *