You ONLY have until February 2, 2016 at 11:59pm PT to insure that you are among the nominees for our 2016 ProAdvisor of the Year and Top 100 ProAdvisors Awards.
Each year I receive countless emails after the nomination deadline asking me 'why they didn't get nominated', I typically reply "Did you nominate yourself?" The reality is that while we would all like to be 'nominated' by someone else, such as a colleague or even a client, about 95% of all of our nominees end up on the list because they nominated themselves. Self-nomination is not only the primary source of nomination, but it's clearly identified in our rules as 'perfectly permissible.'
Because of the cramped schedule this year, we will NOT be extending the nomination period, so don't think you still have time to get on the list 'after' the initial period ends; you won't.
What are you waiting for? You can't really know if someone nominated you, if you want to be considered nominate yourself. Even if someone else does in fact nominate you, your self-nomination doesn't hurt a thing, and in fact it may actually help the process.
Each year we get a few nominations from 'other parties' where the identification information is wrong; someone lists the nominee as middle name instead of last name, or last name instead of first name, or gives us a wrong address, or email account. Surely if you submit your own 'nomination' you won't make such errors (I would hope not, at least).
There is one other basic fundamental to remember, there is not a 'chance in infinity' that you can win ProAdvisor of the Year, if your name is not in the nominations submitted.
Remember, you have until February 2, 2016 at 11:59pm PT to insure that you are among the nominees for our 2016 ProAdvisor of the Year and Top 100 ProAdvisors.
So get with it, and don't come crying to me, if you don't at least nominate yourself..