The ASEV Extension Distinction Award recognizes a current extension educator based on his or her outstanding contribution of:
information in enology or viticulture through his or her extension program
the translation of novel research findings into commercially applicable tools for enologists or viticulturists
The award recognizes distinguished contributions in extension with expertise in enology or viticulture. The recipients receive a plaque and monetary award and are expected to make a presentation on their programs at the upcoming ASEV National Conference.
The award may or may not be given annually depending upon nominations. An individual may only win this award once.
Note: This award was not developed as a lifetime achievement award, but is one that evaluates current work.
nominee must be a current ASEV member
nominee must be a current (active) extension educator (viticulture or enology)
previous recipients of this award are not eligible
Nominations of individuals actively engaged in extension and the translation of new or existing technical knowledge in the fields encompassed by enology and viticulture are encouraged.
nominators and nominees must be current ASEV members
nominations are due November 1 each year to be considered for the following year
nominees not selected for the award in the year of the initial nomination shall be kept on file for automatic consideration again for the following award year, without requiring re-nomination
the Extension Distinction Committee, composed of ASEV board members and current professional or emeritus members, will review nomination letters and submitted nomination CVs (these may be requested by ASEV after nominees are reviewed for eligibility)
the Committee will make final recommendations to the ASEV Board
the final selection and approval is made by the ASEV Board
The nomination process includes the following requirements:
A brief (not to exceed 500 words) letter indicating the
reason for nominating this individual. This letter should
identify the major contributions on which the nomination is based
and explain why the nominee is especially qualified to receive
this award. Each of the following criteria should be addressed in
A noteworthy career in viticulture or enology extension
education leading to an effective program of significant
impact in the grape and wine industry.
Outstanding and innovative activities, projects, and/or
methods that brought substantial and desirable changes in the
grape and wine industry in the nominee’s state or district.
Other major contributions, activities, and services to
the wine or grape industry in the area of extension of
Demonstrated leadership in enology or viticulture
Nominee’s curriculum vitae (optional)
Letters of support may be requested by the Extension
Distinction Award Committee if deemed necessary for
evaluation of a candidate.
Eligible nominees not selected for the award in the year of
the initial nomination shall be kept on file for automatic
consideration again the following award year, without
Approved by the ASEV Board of Directors on January 19, 2021.
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