In order to qualify for a nomination, leaders must meet 4 out of 8 of the following requirements by December 18th:
Given at least 15 hours to their chapter since the beginning of the school year
Has been a leader for at least a year
Attended at least two regional events or shabbatons
Attended a CTeen summer program
Attended a Leadership Training Day (or has registered for an upcoming training)
Is an ICLB leader
Filled out all progress reports (for ICLB leaders)
Participated in all webinars (for ICLB leaders)
By December 18th, leaders interested in nomination need to receive a recommendation from their rabbi, rebbetzin, or chapter director. The recommendation can be filled out at cteenawards.com/rec.
On December 19th, qualifying leaders will receive an email notifying them of their nomination. They have 24 hours to accept the nomination.
After accepting the nomination, leaders submit a video to email@example.com by January 15th. The purpose of the video is to highlight the leadership accomplishments and impact in a presentation under a minute long.
Once the video is submitted and reviewed, CTeen HQ will upload videos to the website.
Online voting will take place via online poll starting January 17th at 7:59pm EST. Measures will be taken to make sure that only one vote can be entered per person.
Friends, family, and community can vote for a leader. One vote per category per person.
Online voting ends February 15th at 11:59pm EST.
At the International Shabbaton, teens will choose between the top 3 teens nominated.
During the Shabbaton
Teens will receive voting tokens and instructions with their Shabbaton registration badges.
Shluchim, teens, and chaperones will vote on Saturday night during the Melave Malka event. All three nomination videos will be featured during voting hours.
Measures will be taken to make sure that all voting happens fairly.
Winners will be announced at the grand banquet on Sunday.