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Exceptional DBA Award Entries Must Be In By July 10, 2009

If you have been considering entering yourself in the Exceptional DBA Awards this year, or nominating a DBA you know, don’t procrastinate much longer, as the last date you can enter is July 10, 2009.

I am one of four judges who will be selecting the nominees, and I want to offer several bits of advice about entering the contest.

  • Whether you enter yourself, or a DBA you know, it is very important to complete every question, and to answer it as completely and extensively as possible. It is hard to judge a candidate if they don’t provide much information. If you are entering someone else, and you don’t know the answers to the questions, then have the person you are entering help you answer them.
  • While some of the questions are very specific, others are open-ended. While the specific questions are fairly straight-forward to answer, the open-ended questions are not. So that means you need to get a little creative on them.
  • As in any endeavor that requires you to communicate with the written word, it is important that you use proper punctuation, spelling and grammar when filling out the form. Of course, if English is not your native language, and we will know that if you fill out the form completely, then we understand your English may not be perfect, and the judges will take that into consideration. You might want to consider writing your answers out first in a Word document, taking the time to carefully construct your answers, then cut and paste them into the entry form.
  • If you do a complete and thorough job of answering all the questions, it will probably take you from 30 to 60 minutes to complete it.

If you have any questions about the contest, please ask them here, and I will try to answer them.


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