The NASCA Awards Committee seeks experienced member volunteers to serve as judges for the 2021 Awards program. awards recognize state administration department programs, projects, initiatives, and leaders that exemplify leading practices in transforming government operations and advancing NASCA’s mission. 

Deadline: June 18, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET

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Judge Eligibility:

We are seeking judges to assist in reviewing and scoring entries for the 2021 Awards program. Entries for the Awards competition are evaluated in each category based on established criteria for excellence. Judges range from a variety of backgrounds in office of administration and NASCA’s corporate partners.

You are eligible to judge if you or your state nominated an award; however, you will not be assigned to the category in which your state applied.

Judges should expect the following:

  • To attend and participate in no more than 2 meetings, Orientation (July 9th) & Selection Call (July 21st or August 18th)
  • To be assigned to judge and score entries from one award category, reviewing approximately 3-10 entries. Each entry is a max of six pages.
  • To dedicate between 2-4 hours in overall volunteer time (including Orientation, reviewing & scoring of entries, & the Selection Call)
  • To disclose a conflict of interest in an assigned category (which will result in assignment to a new category)
  • To provide feedback on their judging experience
  • The opportunity to have an inside look at the impactful and innovative projects from their peers

Award Categories:

  • National Distinguished Deputy
  • Government Operations Champion
  • Acquisition, Supply Chain, and Stockpiles
  • Customer Service & Experience
  • Digital Services, Data Management, Analytics & Visualization
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Procurement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workforce
  • Employee Engagement and Experience (includes Strategic Workforce Planning)
  • Transformation
  • Workspace Optimization Initiatives

In exchange for their time, judges get an inside look at some of the most innovative and outstanding projects in the industry.

Judges are recognized for their contributions during a NASCA in-person event and through an online digest.

The call for judges opens May 17 and closes on June 18, 2021. Professionals interested in serving as judges must fill out the form. Specific questions regarding serving as a judge may be directed to Jamie Rodgers, [email protected].

Deadline: June 18, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET

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Other Dates:

  • July 6: Awards Close
  • July 9: Distribute Submissions & Judges Orientation Call
  • July 19: Judging Closes for August Awards
  • July 21: Call to decide August Winners
  • August 16: Judging Closes for October Awards
  • August 18: Call to decide October Winners