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Annual President's Youth Volunteer Service Award Qualifications And Nomination Process


An annual President's Youth Volunteer Service Award has been established to recognize youth under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby® program by volunteering and mentoring on the local or national level.

The nomination process for the President's Youth Volunteer Service Award is as follows:

Local Race Directors, Local Race Presidents, members of the Racing Commission and Rally Commission, Regional Directors, Board of Directors or Headquarter Staff may nominate a candidate. The nominator must submit a record of the nominee's Soap Box Derby service hours and any service hours outside the program. Also required is a detailed description of the contribution and impact that the nominee has made on the program.

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2015 President's Youth Volunteer Service Award, please follow the instructions below. All submissions must be received at the International Soap Box Derby office no later than June 30, 2015.

Instructions and Information:

Nominations must be typed and submitted directly to the International Soap Box Derby Headquarters electronically or via mail (see below). Incomplete nominations or those that do not meet minimum requirements will be returned to nominators.

Soap Box Derby
ATTN: Youth Volunteer Service Award Committee
P.O. Box 7225
Akron, Ohio 44306
Fax: 330-733-1370

Nominations will be reviewed for accuracy and compliance by the ISBD staff. Complete nominations will be sent to the Nomination Committee for review of the value of the nominee's contribution(s) to the Soap Box Derby.

Your nomination submission is the primary tool used to determine the merits of each nominee for the President's Youth Volunteer Service Award. Please refrain from sending petitions, photos, books, etc.  If additional materials are required, the ISBD will contact you.

All submissions must include the following:
1. Nominee's name
2. Nominee's date of birth
3. Years the youth volunteered for Soap Box Derby
4. Service hours within the Soap Box Derby program
5. Service hours outside of the Soap Box Derby program
6. Describe the nominee's racing history with the  Soap Box Derby.
7. Detailed description of contributions to the Soap Box Derby program (local, national or global).
8. Present evidence that the nominee's achievements have enduring value. Where applicable, focus your comments on change that has been or will be created and how that change is expected to last over time through the nominee's efforts.
9. Nominator's name and signature
10.  Affiliation/Association to nominee
11.  Address of nominator
12.  Telephone number of the nominator
13.  Email address of the nominator

The President's Youth Volunteer Service Award will be presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015 during the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship awards ceremony in Akron, Ohio.