The Volunteer Leadership Award was established to recognize the many achievements of Saskatchewan Writers' Guild members through their volunteer support of the Saskatchewan literary community.
In 2007 the Guild Board changed the name to the Gary Hyland Volunteer Award who, through volunteer efforts on behalf of the Guild and within the community of Moose Jaw, made a significant contribution to the Saskatchewan writing community. He received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal and made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of these contributions.
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.
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Please note that applications must be postmarked by Friday, September 3, 2010.
Submit nominations to the SWG Office:
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)