The 2016 Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award is intended to recognize a youth ham, under the age of 18, who has demonstrated his or her dedication to Amateur Radio through his or her activities. Although there are several national awards of similar merit, we recognized the need for an award that honors outstanding young hams on the local level. Thus, the ARRL Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award was born. This award is not a contest for a prize. Any prizes given are secondary in nature. A person selected “ARRL Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham”; is judged on his or her contributions to society through Amateur Radio.
Nominees for the Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award must meet the following requirements to be considered for this award:
- A current Alabama resident
- A licensed Amateur Radio operator
- 18 years of age or younger
- Nominations, which include the nomination form and any supporting documentation for the Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award must be submitted on, or before July 16, 2016.
- The award winner will be notified by July 30, 2016.
- The official presentation and announcement of the award will be on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Huntsville Hamfest, in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Documentation of the nominee’s activities should be as thorough as possible.
- The judges will select an award recipient based on their involvement in ham radio, especially community service, promotion of Amateur Radio, operating, technical knowledge, and enthusiasm.
- All decisions of the judges are final.
- Nominations and all accompanying material must be mailed to Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Committee c/o Kaitlyn Cole KS3P, 117 Willow Valley Drive , Harvest, AL 35749 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before July 16, 2016.
- Any questions about the award or nomination process should be directed to Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P at email@example.com or Stan Cole, NX3P at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn Cole KS3P
ARRL Alabama Section Youth Coordinator