NVAR Hero Award Rules and Eligibility Criteria
1. Nominees must be members of NVAR in good standing.
2. Nominees should have contributed volunteer (unpaid) hours to a program that improves the livability of a community. The program's activities aren't limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring, and homelessness prevention.
3. Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time, but contributions of money, materials, and other resources will be considered by judges as well.
4. Nominees will be judged on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project's suitability as a role model for other Realtors®.
5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not association- or company-wide efforts. If an individual within your company can be singled out as instrumental to the success of a group effort, he or she is eligible. If the achievements of two people (such as a married couple or co-founders of an organization) cannot be separated, they can enter as a pair and their entry will be considered as one.
6. Some portion of the nominee's community work must have taken place during the timeframe specified on the application form, but judges will also consider ongoing efforts outside that timeframe that demonstrate a depth of commitment.
7. Nominees should be able to document the results of their involvement though published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.
8. Nominations must be accompanied by a completed entry form to be considered. NVAR Realtors® may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another NVAR member, a state or local association executive, or the community organization they serve. All entries will be verified.