Aug 5, 2015
We’re looking for someone who has gone the extra mile for AWSM.
For the third year, the Association for Women in Sports Media is seeking nominations for the Ann Miller Service Award, honoring a member who has made a significant contribution to AWSM.
The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Email awards chair Meri-Jo Borzilleri (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your nomination. Include the nominee’s name, affiliation and a brief explanation of why you believe this person should be considered.
The award, along with the Mary Garber Pioneer Award, will be presented at the 2016 convention, set for July 28-31 in Miami.
The Miller Service nominee could be someone who made a difference during AWSM’s formative years, in the recent past or someone who is currently contributing in a big way. You can submit multiple nominations.
Longtime convention organizer and newly minted AWSM board chair Lydia Craver was the winner of the 2015 Miller Service Award at the Denver convention in May.
The AWSM Board voted in late 2013 to create The Ann Miller Service Award to honor Miller, a longtime Hawaii-based sports reporter. In February of 2014, she retired after 33 years as a sportswriter for the Honolulu Advertiser and Star-Advertiser. Miller was one of the charter members of AWSM when the organization was founded in 1987. She was treasurer for AWSM’s first 10 years, and also served as board chairman. She has attended nearly every convention (24 and counting) despite having to make the trek from Hawaii.
Candidates for the Ann Miller Award are nominated by the general AWSM membership. Finalists will be selected by AWSM’s awards committee, with the winner announced in late August or early September.
Past Miller winners:
2014 – Joanne Gerstner
2015 – Lydia Craver