Guyana Cultural Association of New York (GCA)- Awards 2018 – Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2018  Guyana Cultural Association of New York Awards 
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2018 Theme
Ma’iupe  = “Working Together.”
The Spirit of 
Solidarity 
within Guyana’s  
Festival Arts 
Guyana Cultural Association of New York  (GCA) hosts its annual Awards Ceremony on August 29, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY.  A three-year Festival program has been  launched under the theme: Ma’iupe = Working Together. The Spirit of Solidarity within Guyana’s Festival Arts. It is the starting point of portraying  our various celebratory  features while living under one national identity. We continue our established and  unwavering acknowledgment and commendation of Guyanese who have contributed to our heritage.
 

In 2018, we request nominations of initiatives and accomplishments that have encouraged and supported solidarity in Guyanese society including practices within the festival arts.
GCA was founded in 2001  and has been the leader in recognizing cultural representatives who have motivated us to excellence. In that tradition, we will honor exemplars selected from global nominations of demonstrated, significant achievements in accomplishing the goals of our theme.  Nominations for awards are open until June 30, 2018.
 
Award Categories
Our awards celebrate outstanding contributors in the following categories:
·      Guyana Cultural Association Award
·      Guyana Cultural Association Award – Youth
·      Guyana Cultural Association Exemplary Award
·      Guyana Cultural Association Lifetime Achievement Award
 
What We Do
We accept nominations from anyone or entity and assess the submissions that are complete and on time. Nominations are open until June 30, 2018.
 
• Nominations can be submitted for a person, or an entity, whose work fits within the theme – Ma’iupe  = “Working Together.”  The Spirit of Solidarity within Guyana’s  Festival Arts. 
• Youth nominations must detail the academic and extracurricular accomplishments that position the nominee above the average in his or her area of scholastic and cultural activities.
Selection Criteria
A selection committee evaluates each nomination considering seven criteria: originality, scope, impact / influence, integration, pioneering spirit, challenges, and achievements.
 
Please read the Selection Criteria details  for more information. Selections will only be made from Nominations received on time, complete with photographs.
You can click here for the Nomination Form which is below the Selection Criteria description.  Past honorees are listed here: http://guyfolkfest.com/archives-awards.
Your questions about the GCA 2018 Awards can be sent to  AwardsNominations@guyfolkfest.org
Ronald H. Lammy
Chair, Guyana Cultural Association of NY Awards Committee
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Comments

  • panbrowne  On June 18, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I would like to nominate Dr. Carmen Subryan who has written several books on Guyana.

  • Ronald Lammy  On June 18, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I suggest that you complete the nomination under these guidelines “In 2018, we request nominations of initiatives and accomplishments that have encouraged and supported solidarity in Guyanese society including practices within the festival arts.” http://guyfolkfest.org/awards/nominations-2018/

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