Annual Awards

National Council on Problem Gambling

2020 Awards Nominations – open for submissions

deadline is friday, may 15, 2020 

Each year the National Council on Problem Gambling honors individuals and organizations for their work on problem gambling and responsible gambling issues.  The process is overseen by the NCPG Awards Committee.  Please note the NCPG awards have undergone many changes over the past four decades, so the current criteria do not necessarily apply to previous awards.

Important Information:

– Nominators must have an active NCPG Membership. 

Not sure if your membership is current?

– 2020 Awards are for work that was completed or activities that occurred between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

– All nominations and accompanying materials must be submitted online.

– Please carefully follow the criteria outlined below for each award. Any nomination that does not meet criteria, is incomplete, or is received after due date for nominations will not be considered.

– Award winners are selected based on the merits of the nomination materials.  It is extremely important that submission(s) for nomination(s) be complete.  Since Members of the awards committee may not be familiar with a nominee, it is vital that nomination materials provide adequate information regarding the justification for the award.  This information should include specific examples, verification of facts, letters of support, and any other items necessary to make your case.  A poorly crafted or incomplete nomination may result in another candidate receiving the award.

– The Awards Committee reserves the right to solicit additional information regarding nominees at any time.

steps to submit a nomination

Step One: Familiarize yourself with the criteria for the award you are
interested in.

Step Two: Gather all necessary documentation and have it ready to

Step Three: Know your NCPG Membership Expiration Date.

Step Four: Log into

submission deadline is friday, may 15


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