TROUT UNLIMITED 2013 NATIONAL AWARDS AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE AUGUST 1, 2013 Each year, Trout Unlimited (TU) bestows awards to publicly recognize the outstanding achievements of its members, chapters and councils that have embodied the spirit of TU and fulfilled its mission to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. TU also recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of individuals and groups outside the organization that have demonstrated significant leadership and success in the world of coldwater conservation. Always highly competitive and full of excitement, we look forward to yet another great season and receiving many outstanding nominations. Please take a moment and consider nominating a deserving volunteer, chapter, council or outside organization. This is one of TU's great traditions and an opportunity we are thrilled to share. TU is actively seeking nominations for the following awards: CHAPTER AND STATE COUNCIL AWARDS: State Council Award for Excellence Gold Trout Chapter Award Silver Trout Chapter Award Bollinger Award for Best Newsletter Best Website Award INDIVIDUAL AWARDS: Mortensen Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Trout Conservation Awards (Professional, Volunteer and Communications) Winn Memorial Award for Sea-Run Fisheries Conservation Distinguished Service Award Youth Education Leadership Award Download the awards nomination form for greater detail on each of the awards. Trout Unlimited National Awards are presented at a special Awards Evening Barbecue held during the Annual Meeting. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held September 25-28 in Madison, Wisconsin. Recipients will also be noted in the Winter 2013-14 issue of TROUT magazine (for an example, see Winter 2012-13 issue) and staff will work with chapters and councils to gain media exposure. Nominations must be submitted electronically and are due by close of business Thursday, August 1, 2013. For more information email Nancy Bradley or call (208) 552-0891 x711. Download the nomination form: WORD // PDF All nominations must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Award nominations are due Aug. 9, 2013.