1. What do I do if I accidentally submitted an incomplete nomination, or want to add more information to a nomination I already submitted?
You may fill out and submit a new nomination at any time during the nomination period. Once you submit a new nomination, it takes the place of the old one.
2. Does it help my nominee's chances if I send in multiple versions of a nomination, or get my friends to "second" my nomination by filling out the form online?
You may only nominate someone once. If you submit more than one nomination for an individual, only the most recent submission will be considered. It can help, however, to have others nominate the same person, or "second" your nomination. If they are able to provide additional information, their nomination can help your nominee.
3. Any hints about how to make my nominee stand out in the crowd?
Actually, yes. Out of the hundreds of nominations we received last year, the highest scores went to those that were well thought out and well written; gave concrete evidence of the nominee's accomplishments (numbers, statistics, specific examples); and provided meaningful information that was relevant to each question. Keep in mind that we read every one of the hundreds of nominations that comes in, and the more unique, relevant, and dramatic the information you provide (within the word count limit), the better.
4. Should I send additional materials, such as press clippings or video, in support of my nomination?
Please do NOT send additional materials unless requested.
5. How do I know whether my nomination was submitted successfully?
Once your nomination has been submitted, you should instantly receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive such an e-mail, your nomination did not go through.
6. May I fax or mail in a nomination?
To reduce waste and conserve resources and time, the nomination process for the Mannington Better World Awards is designed to take place entirely online. If you know someone who would like to make a nomination but does not have a computer, you may submit a nomination on that person's behalf, or suggest they borrow a friend's computer or use one in a public facility, such as a library, school or Internet café.
7. May I nominate someone whose accomplishments began prior to 2006?
As long as your nominee's accomplishments were still going on during some part of 2006, they are eligible for this cycle of the Mannington Better World Awards. For example, someone who started a non-profit organization in 2001 is eligible to win a Mannington Better World Award, as long as the organization was still in existence and work was actively being done at some time in 2006. If your nominee committed a one-time act before 2006 (for example, performing a rescue in 2001) she is not eligible to win a Mannington Better World Award.
8. Is there a minimum age requirement for nominators or nominees?
There is no minimum age requirement for nominators or nominees.
9. Can I nominate a family member for the Mannington Better World Awards?
Yes, you may nominate anyone at all for a Mannington Better World Award, unless that person fails to satisfy our other eligibility requirements. Mannington past and present employees, distributors, vendors and their family relations are not eligible.
10. May I nominate someone who lives outside the United States for an Award?
Nominees must be citizens of the U.S. or Canada, and must reside in the United States and its territories or Canada.
11. May I nominate an eligible nominee for the Mannington Better World Awards if I live in another country?
Yes. If your nominee meets our eligibility standards, you may nominate that person no matter where you reside.
12. Are residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and other U.S. territories eligible for nomination?
Yes, citizens and legal residents of territories of the United States and Canada may be nominated for the Mannington Better World Awards.
13. Can an organization nominate an individual for a Mannington Better World Award?
Yes, although the organization will have to specify an individual to serve as a contact for verification purposes.
14. Can an organization or group be nominated for a Mannington Better World Award?
A Mannington Better World Award can be given only to an individual — not an organization. You may nominate someone for work she has done on behalf of an organization or as part of a group, but you may not nominate the organization or group itself for an award.
15. What does it mean if my nominee is a finalist?
Beginning August 15, 2007, a pool of 30 finalists will be posted on this website for public voting in the Your Better World award. Online voting will take place from August 15 through September 7, 2007. The nominee who receives the most votes at the end of the voting period will win $10,000 for her charity.
16. Can I contact one of your featured nominees?
If you are interested in contacting one of our nominees about her work, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to put you in touch, as long as the nominee consents.
17. Can I buy tickets for your final event/awards ceremony in Philadelphia?
Unfortunately, space at the Philadelphia event is very limited, and is by invitation only. However, you may view highlights of our final events at this website after November 30, 2007.
18. When and how do I find out if my nominee won a Mannington Stand On A Better World Award?
Winners will be posted at our website no later than November 30, 2007.
19. I nominated someone I thought really deserved an award, but my nominee didn't win. Why?
Due to the overwhelming number of submissions we receive, we will be unable to recognize many outstanding entries. With such a limited number of spots available it is simply impossible to recognize every deserving entry in any given year.
Even though every nomination cannot get formal recognition in the form of a Mannington Stand On A Better World Award, it can and does get extensive personal attention from our panel of readers and judges. We are always thrilled to meet all the heroes who are nominated and learn of their achievements — not to mention the nominators who put the time and effort into introducing us to their champions.
20. Can I withdraw a nomination once I've submitted it?
You may withdraw a nomination only under exceptional circumstances. To withdraw your nomination, please contact email@example.com.
21. I am having technical problems using your website and/or submitting a nomination. What should I do?
www.StandOnABetterWorld.com has been designed to work well for the widest range of users. Nonetheless, you may encounter problems caused by your web browser, your computer or traffic issues with your internet service provider (ISP). If you are experiencing consistent problems with the site, we want to help. To do this, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: a detailed description of the problem; the specific address of the page where the problem occurred; the times when the problem occurred; the name and version of your web browser software (Netscape 4.X, Explorer 5.X); the computer you use with processor speed and RAM (Dell Pentium III with 256 Mb RAM; Mac G4 with 512 Mb RAM); the operating system and version your computer is running (Windows 2000; Mac OS 10.1); your ISP (America Online; Earthlink).
America Online users Note: AOL's method for providing web access "caches" web pages. This can create problems when you fill out a form and receive an error message. If you see the same error message even after refilling out the form, then press the "refresh" button on the AOL browser, and it should correct the problem.Back to Top