In order to ensure equal opportunity, a strict deadline for the nomination form and letters will be enforced. Nomination related information will not be released to anyone other than the individual who submitted it. Nominators will receive a confirmation email from NNNGO on their submissions; we will not contact the nominee during the process.

An electronic nomination form is submitted along with 3 mandatory letters of support sent to The mandatory letters (limited to 2 pages per letter) will come from persons who can offer fresh perspectives on the nominee’s work. Usually this will not be individuals working or representing the same organisation as the nominee. The mandatory letters of support will come from an unrelated organisation or individual who is intimately familiar with the nominee’s contributions and impact. Self nomination or peer nominations are accepted.

The mandatory letter of support, not longer than 2 pages will address why the nominee deserves to be considered for the award and outline the candidate’s leadership records, concrete examples of their transformational leadership and influencing. Letters are expected from an individual not an organisation. Letters should be addressed to the YRK Leadership Award Committee, signed and submitted as PDF attachments with the name of the nominee as the subject line.

Nominees will be asked for supporting materials when they are shortlisted. Supporting materials expected include but are not limited to:

  • Biographical information
  • Photos
  • New stories and brief writings
  • Reports
  • Resumes/CV not longer than 5 pages.
  • Links to multimedia materials (online videos)