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This award has been established to recognize the many achievements of Saskatchewan Writers' Guild members through their volunteer support of the Saskatchewan literary community.

Criteria

  • The recipient must be an SWG member and a resident of the province.
  • Recognition is for volunteer contributions made within the writing community on a local, provincial, or national level.
  • The recipient must be a volunteer in the writing community for a minimum period of five years.
  • The Hyland Award recipient must have provided outstanding service to the growth and development of the Writers' Guild and the writing community. In a letter (maximum three pages), the nominating Guild member should provide the following information:
    • the particular role played by the recipient in the SWG
    • the impact of the contribution on the growth and development of the Guild and the writing community.
  • A maximum of two awards will be presented in any year. No award will be presented should the Board decide that a recipient cannot be selected from the nominations put forth.
  • Awards will not be made posthumously.
  • Selections should be popular in the sense that they reflect the membership’s aims and ideals and elicit its input and support. They should also be prestigious, recognizing excellence, achievement, and outstanding contributions to the organization.

Nomination Letter

Nominators are asked to submit a letter as well as the prepared nomination form. This letter should include a description of the nominee's involvement in the Writers' Guild or the writing community. The description should be as complete as possible, since it will used as the basis for the nomination.

The letter should include the following:

  • the particular role played by the recipient in the SWG.
  • impact of the contribution on the growth and development of the Guild and the writing community.

Applications should be typed.

 

2010 Hyland Award Nomination Form

This award has been established to recognize the many achievements of Saskatchewan Writers' Guild members through their volunteer support of the Saskatchewan literary community.

Proposed Recipient

Name  _______________________________________________________________

Address  _____________________________________________________________

Postal Code ___________________________ Phone Number ___________________

Nominating Member

Name  _______________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________

Postal Code ________________________ Phone Number ______________________

Deadline

Please note that applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 3, 2010.

Submit nominations to the SWG Office: 

Box 3986
Regina SK
S4P 3R9.

The Award

The Hyland Volunteer Leadership Award will consist of a pen and a certificate. The Hyland Award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the SWG (held in October each year).

Selection Criteria: Volunteer Award

The SWG Board will consider the following areas/topics when selecting the Hyland Award recipient.

1. Personal Background

  • years in the writing community in Saskatchewan
  • evidence or examples of a general commitment to writers and the writing community.

2. Growth of Interest

  • specific groups/committees in the writing community that he/she is involved with
  • examples of how his/her influence and leadership made the "difference" needed to expand or begin new activities
  • length of time as a volunteer
  • special skills or qualities that make him/her effective
  • special achievements or projects that are of particular note.

Previous Winners of the Hyland Award (previously the SWG Volunteer Leadership Award)

Brenda Baker
Byrna Barclay
Sharon Butala
Robert Currie
Regine Haensel
Gary Hyland
William Klebeck
Pat Krause
Alison Lohans
Dave Margoshes
Judy McCrosky
Ken Mitchell
Brenda Niskala
James Romanow

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