About the Nomination Process
This award recognizes a person who has made significant contributions to the field of interpreting and interpreter education. The award, started in 1985, is a national award jointly awarded by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). The recipient of this award is recognized at both the RID and CIT conventions.
A person who is nominated must:
- be a member of RID and CIT,
- both a working interpreter and an interpreter educator, and
- have made significant contributions in advancing the field of interpreting and interpreter education.
Nominations must include an application form, a current curriculum vita of the nominee, a letter of nomination signed by 10 current CIT and/or RID members and a letter summarizing why your nominee should be honored.
Download an application form. | Fill out a nomination form online.
Deadline for submission is July 1. All forms must be sent to the RID office who will distribute them to the committee members and liaisons from the CIT and RID Boards. More details in the application form.