Awards


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Nomination Based Awards

Respecting the ongoing tradition, OSA is now accepting nomination of the earnest candidates for six different awards. OSA would like to request Chapter representatives and local Odia community leaders (where OSA chapter doesn’t exist) to circulate the following information in their local community networks.

The nomination submission deadline is March 31st, 2019.

Followings are major requirements and guidelines for nominating person(s)/groups for selected award. For detail and award-specific guidelines, nominator must review OSA Award Guidelines prior to filing the nomination:

  • The nominator of an award must be a member of OSA at the time of nomination.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted except for Subrina Biswal Academic Excellence Award.
  • Nominator will include references who should be willing to provide supporting information regarding a nominee if contacted by the selection committee. References should be familiar with relevant contributions/accomplishments of a nominee in the specific award category. References should be prepared to provide verbal or written recommendations when requested.
  • No member of award selection committee including family members may be nominated for any award to maintain transparency of the award process. In such situation selection committee judge/member must resign and be replaced prior to start of the evaluation process.
  • Nominators are encouraged to include any relevant documentary evidence of a nominee’s contribution/recognition along with the nomination form.
  • One person can not be nominated for more than one award category in a single year. One person cannot win the same award again but one person may win different awards over multiple years.
  • Awards requiring documentary proofs such as recommendation letters for Subrina Biswal Memorial Award for Academic Excellence must be mailed by US/Canada post to the award coordinator.

OSA Award Committee, 12 Ruggiero Way, Budd Lake, NJ, 07828

Follow these below steps while submitting the complete nomination form:
1. The nomination form has 2 parts. First part is the Online form and the second part is a word template which can be downloaded from below links. The second part is different for each of the 6 nomination based awards.

2. Download the word template relevant to the particular award for which you would like to submit the nomination.

3. Complete the word template by answering each and every question adequately and make a PDF.

4. Complete the Online Form and upload the PDF which you have prepared in step # 3.

5. If you are required to upload any other document(s) to substantiate your responses to any of the questions in Online form or in word template form, you can upload files to the online form.

6. Submit the completed Online form by clicking “submit” button.

7. You will receive an email as a confirmation to the successful submission of your nomination. You can edit the form until the deadline I.e. March 31st, 2019.

8. Please refer to OSA Award Guidelines for eligibility, submission requirements and specific guidelines for these awards.

If you have any question related to your submission of nomination please contact osaawards@odishasociety.org

Following are the list of nomination forms for download.

      1. Distinguished Odia Award (Nomination Form)
      2. Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das Memorial Award (Nomination Form)
      3. Youth Volunteer Award (Nomination Form)
      4. Subrina Biswal Award for Academic Excellence (Nomination Form)
      5. Arun Das Memorial Kalashree Award (Nomination Form)
      6. Yuva Kala Vikas Award (Nomination Form)


Other Awards

OSA Awards for Creative For Writing & Youth Entrepreneurship
For Year 2019, OSA is giving the opportunities to participate in Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing and Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards Phase 1 (Idea submission).

OSA would like to request Chapter representatives and local Odia community leaders (where OSA chapter doesn’t exist) to circulate the following information in their local community networks.
For award-specific instructions, participant must review OSA Award Guidelines.

Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing

Articles for Meghna Memorial Award must be mailed to meghnamemorialaward2018@gmail.com. (Also, CC to osasouvenirurmi2018@gmail.com). The deadline for submission is April 15th, 2019.

Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards Phase 1 (Idea submission)
Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards the Phase 1 business plan must be mailed to info@kalingaventures.org. The deadline for submission is May 1st, 2019. For further information on Samik Singh Kalinga Youth Entrepreneurship Awards, please visit
http://www.kalingaventures.org/whatwedo.php#bpc

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