Some of you may think that 'just because you were in last year's list of nominees' you are automatically in this year's list of nominees...........NOT !
You might even think, 'I was in the Top 100, or Top 10 last year, so surely my name has been carried over from last year's competition into this year'...... NO WAY !
Others may assume that one of your fellow ProAdvisors is going to nominate you for ProAdvisor of the Year, well you know what they say about 'assuming' !
Then there is that group that say, "I never win anything, so why enter, I haven't a chance", and you know what, YOU DON'T have a chance if you AREN'T entered!
Those people who are not in the list of nominees because they didn't take time to nominate themselves, or they felt like they were already in the list, can not possibly win this award, in simple YOU CAN NOT WIN IF YOU ARE NOT ENTERED!
If you want to be considered this year you had better get off your 'beast of burden' and fill out the nomination form on your own.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with nominating yourself, in fact about 75% of our nominees are self-nominated, and another 10% are both self-nominated and nominated by someone else, so only about 15% of nominees are nominated exclusively by someone else. By the way, the number of nominations you get has absolutely nothing to do with winning....you could have 10,000 nominations and it boils down to one listing in the list of nominees, unless of course somebody who nominates you screws up your name (like listing your first name as last name, and visa versa - which is again another reason to insure you are listed correctly in the nominees by nominating yourself).
I only wish I could nominate 'myself', I would no doubt win - NOT, but by our rules I am of course barred from consideration, just like last year's winner (once you have won ProAdvisor of the Year, you have won. They do the exact same thing in the Miss America competition. Sorry Katherine, but you already knew this.)
The nomination period ends this Sunday (January 25, 2015) at 11:59 PM, Pacific Time.
If you aren't in the list at midnight, your NOT in this year's competition.
Here is the link to the nomination form.
And if you still need more information, then check out this article.
So if you haven't already, just "Get-r-dun"!