FAQ -  Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards

How are the recipients selected for the Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer Awards?

A call for nominations is put out to the general lifestyle medicine professional community, including the membership of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and supporters of the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation. 
Individuals recommended for the awards or those interested in applying are encouraged to become members of the College, although membership is not a requirement.
Nominators complete and submit a brief questionnaire about the nominee. 
An independent group of judges from the Awards Committee of the College and Foundation conduct a review of all applicants’ contributions to the field of Lifestyle Medicine and evaluate each nominee as related to the particular criteria for each award.  Each nominee’s contributions are graded by each committee member using a point system tied to the following four criteria 1. Leadership  2. Collaboration  3.  Innovation  4. Advocacy   

The total points for each applicant are calculated and winners are selected based on the highest total scores.  ACLM and LMF reserve the right to present multiple or no awards in any category.

Can individuals be nominated more than once?

If an individual was nominated previously but was not selected as an award recipient, the individual may be nominated again in the future. Each year’s selection is made from the nominees for that particular award year.  

Can someone submit more than one nomination?

More than one nomination is welcomed, but we recommend it be limited to two nominations per nominator. 

Can self-nominations be made?

Yes. The requirements for submissions are the same. 

What is the application deadline for nominations?  Click here for the nomination form.

July 31, 2018 for awards that are presented during Lifestyle Medicine 2018, Oct. 21-24 in Indianapolis, IN.

When are the nominator and awardee notified?*

On or before September 3, 2018.

* The awardee grants ACLM and LMF a non-exclusive license regarding any submitted photographs or documents. This license authorizes ACLM and LMF the right to use, crop, resize, publicly display, reprint, distribute, and transmit electronically, including on the Internet, any photographs or documents. ACLM and LMF may use the submitted material for purposes of judging or promoting the awards event without limit, or payment of any royalty or license fee to the applicant or to any agent.