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2021 IDEA Awards Application

  • Awards

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  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Upload your resume

  • Include a copy of your resumé, not to exceed three pages. The resumé should detail the number of years you’ve been in the industry, the extent of your “hands-on” training or teaching experience, the number of hours per week you spend training or teaching clients, your major accomplishments and educational background, and the certification(s) you hold.

    *Keep in mind, the preliminary application review will be based solely on the resumé, so please be sure this document includes any pertinent information you wish for the judging committee to know about you. The top applicants based on this preliminary review will have their entire application packets reviewed, and three candidates will be selected as finalists for the award.*

  • Upload your color headshot photo

  • Provide one digital, color photograph of yourself (preferably a head shot) that can be used in a publication and slide presentation. Photograph should be at least 300dpi and saved as a .JPG file.
  • Submit detailed answers for the award you are applying for

  • The outlines are slightly different for each award, so please review the outline specific to the category you are applying for. Minimum 250 words and not to exceed 500 for each question. No video links in your responses please. They will not be considered.

  • Upload two letters of reference

  • Supply two reference letters in support of the two stories in which you described how you or your program inspired a client.
  • Upload media clippings (optional)

  • Include up to three media clippings about you and your program(s) or facility. Please photocopy them on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, reducing clippings to fit if necessary. If more than three clippings are provided, they will not be reviewed as part of the application process and will be discarded.