Nominate a volunteer for a 2021 BMC award

Posted by Tony Ryan on 29/10/2020

BMC members are invited to nominate a volunteer for an award recognising the vital contribution volunteers make to the work of the BMC.

The following three awards are open for nominations in 2021.

How to make a nomination

All BMC members are welcome to nominate a volunteer for any or all of the awards by completing the following online form, providing as much detail as possible:

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now closed. 

The deadline for all nominations is at noon on Monday 29th March 2021.

Please note that wherever possible a nomination should be supported by a BMC committee or BMC local area.

The nominations will be assessed by a small assessment panel led by BMC president Lynn Robinson.

BMC Awards – Key points to consider

When completing a form to nominate someone for a BMC Volunteer Award there are a few points that you may wish to consider:

The forms are assessed anonymously, i.e. the award panel isn’t provided with the names of the nominees. Therefore, don’t assume that the panel will know the individual and know what value they have provided to the BMC and to mountaineering.

Include as much information about the nominee as you can, these awards are popular and you need to ensure that you have provided as much information as you can for the award panel to assess.

Nominations will be decided based on your submission. It is therefore vital that you provide as much detail as possible about the individuals achievements and contributions, so they don’t miss out. 

Ensure that the nominee is a current member of the BMC and that the proposer and seconder are also current members. If unsure please contact us at volunteering@thebmc.co.uk and we will be able to confirm this for you.

Nomination length: Past successful nominations have been between 700 and 2000 words. The more detail provided, the better chance the nominee has for receiving the award.

What to include: We like to keep this open and give you the freedom to include anything you believe will be useful to the assessment panel in making their decision. However, to give a few ideas, past applications have often detailed the following:

  • What activities has the individual run or been involved with for the BMC? Provide details about any committees they have served on, events they have been involved in or projects they have worked on.
  • What activities have they run or been involved with in service of the hillwalking, climbing or mountaineering community more generally?
  • What impact has their work had?
  • How long have they been involved with these activities?
  • Supporting statements from organisations/members/volunteers/groups their activities have affected.
  • Behind the scenes work that may have gone unnoticed.
  • If the nominee has worked closely with a member or members of BMC staff then include that within the application.
  • Think about the achievements they have had in both their volunteering with the BMC and within the wider mountaineering community - remember that ACT (Access & Conservation Trust), MHT (Mountain Heritage Trust), and the National Huts are all part of the wider BMC family, and affiliated-clubs are also an integral part of the BMC community.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now closed.

If for any reason you choose to withdraw your nomination, and for all other queries please contact BMC volunteer officer Jane Thompson before the nomination deadline at noon on Monday 29th March 2021.


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