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Presented to an evaluator – practitioner or scholar – who has made a significant contribution to the study of evaluation. Significant contributions may be evident by high-quality publications in peer-reviewed evaluation journals, technical reports, or other types of publications or by the influence they have extended on subsequent evaluation work. Work will be exemplified by a systematic and rigorous study of evaluation of exceptional methodological quality. Their work will also be consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators, AEA Evaluator Competencies, AEA Cultural Competence Statement, and the Program Evaluation Standards
Work will have increased the empirical knowledge of the factors and conditions that influence (a) evaluation practice or (b) the understanding of evaluation theory and practice. This empirical knowledge may include, but not be limited to:
Evidence of the significance of contributions should not be limited to traditional publications. Instead, additional/alternative forms of evidence that have reached a wide audience of evaluators are encouraged to be included in the nomination. Contributions should be demonstrated to have been substantial in nature, although they may have been limited to some aspect of evaluation as the object of inquiry.
For hardcopy submissions, five copies of each of the following materials must be sent via landmail to the AEA office in a SINGLE package. Electronic submissions must contain each of the following materials combined into ONE electronic file. Submitted materials are not returned.
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