Eligibility and Guidelines
Nominees must have been active in the field for at least part of the current school year. Individuals may be nominated for multiple categories where appropriate.
Re-nominations are allowed. Every awards season is new and past nominees as well as past honorees can be submitted for consideration each new year.
There are two types of honors: The Bammy Awards and the Educator's Voice Awards. Nominations for the Bammy Awards are made exclusively by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International. Anyone may nominate a person, program or organization for the Educator's Voice Awards. Self-nominations for the Educator's Voice Awards are accepted and encouraged. Community and self-nominated individuals who receive enough community votes may catch the attention of the Academy and be upgraded to an Academy nomination.
Only Academy-nominated individuals are eligible to display the official Bammy Awards nominee badge on their web sites. Official Academy nominee's badges should be linked to their profiles on the Bammy Awards web site where the Academy Nominee button will be displayed. Only sites that are linked as described are confirmed Academy nominees.
Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the selection process without notification.
Acknowledgment of Nomination
All nominees will be listed on the Bammy Awards web site. Academy-nominated individuals will be designated and flaged "Academy review." Individuals nominated by the general education community will be designated by "community review."
Terms and Conditions of Entry/Usage
All nominees must be associated with a web site or email address and must be accessible via the Internet.
Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements ensures that an entrant will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by the Bammy Awards organization concerning nominees and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.
If a nominee receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of the Bammy Awards organization. Nominees understand that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner and some might be presented in a ceremony and others might not.
Note: The Academy reserves the right to eliminate any category that receives fewer than 50 nominees for the awards period.
Timeline - Nomination and Public Voting Period
Call for nominations begin in March. The nomination and public voting period closes on May 15, 2013. The Educator's Voice Awards honorees will be announced in June. Bammy Awards will be presented at a black-tie event in September.
Administrator; Release; Limitation of Liability
The Bammy Awards are administered by an Executive Committee that reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding the awards in its sole discretion.
The Executive Committee reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Bammy Awards at any time. By participating in the Bammy Awards, whether as a nominee, a voter or otherwise, each participant agrees to release and hold the organizers, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the awards, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE BAMMY AWARDS SHALL BE AT THEIR SOLE RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ORGANIZORS BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING) OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. PARTICIPATION IN THE BAMMY AWARDS IS PROHIBITED IN JURISDICTION WHERE PARTICIPATION IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.
User Submissions; Appearance Release
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All nominations are made online at the Bammy Awards web site through the online entry system. You must first register on the site and log in to submit a nomination. All nominations should be accompanied by title/name, rating and summary of the reason for the nomination.
The Academy reserves the right to re-categorize entries and to create new categories if appropriate.
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