The 2018 nomination portal closes August 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm. All nominations will be secured for judging, then portal will re-open on September 1st to receive nominations for the 2019 Indiana Veterans of the Year.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO NOMINATE A VETERAN AND NO SALES PERSON WILL CALL! WE DO REQUIRE: E-MAIL, ADDRESS, PHONE AND CONTACT INFORMATION BUT THIS IS STRICTLY FOR INDIANA VETERANS OF THE YEAR STAFF FOR NOTIFICATION AND INVITATION PURPOSES ONLY!
Rules of Engagement
1. Make sure your nominee meets the Criteria on the nomination form. 2. Nominate as many veterans as desired...but only once! Winners are not selected by the number of nominations received. 3. Any nominee receiving more than one nomination from the same person will be disqualified. 4. Nominations are limited to 250 words and are only taken online through this website. No mail in nominations can be accepted.
How are the veteran nominations judged?
The Indiana Veterans of the Year Initiative spares no effort to insure judging of veteran nominations is as free from human bias as possible. Our process for judging the nominations is both complex and simple, but most importantly, it works. Here is how we do it... 1. Nominations are pulled from the computer and redacted of all personal and/or identifiable information. 2. Each Nomination is assigned a simple, non-descript code. For example, female nominations are coded as F-01, F-02, etc. The real name of the veteran nominated and that veteran's subsequent code are kept on an Excel Spreadsheet only the director has access to that spreadsheet. 3. Five judges (veterans themselves) are selected by the director and he is the only person who knows who the five judges are, even the judges do not know who the other judges are. 4. Four of the five judges are "scoring judges." Scoring judges will read each nomination and assign the nomination a score. 5. Scores are based on the number of nominations. For example: if there are 15 nominations, then nominations will receive a score of between one and fifteen without using any number twice. Scores are entered on a "Scoring Judge's Worksheet" which is pre-coded with the nominees' code. Once the scoring judges have completed their task they e-mail their worksheets to a special e-mail address that is owned by the Indiana Veterans of the Year. 6. The fifth judge is a "Compiling Judge" who has no scoring authority and does not see any nomination. The Compiling judge retrieves the scoring judges scoresheets and enters each judge's scores for each code on the compiling judge's worksheet, which is an Excel Spreadsheet with the Add Function in the total column. 8. Once all data from the scoring judges' worksheets are entered onto the compiling judges worksheet, the female and male nominatee codes with the lower aggragate score become the year's Indiana Veterans of the Year winners.