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Revised Rules and Guidelines for Voting

last amended on 6/10/2017, to be revised before January 1st

 

Inaugural

Heart & Dove Awards 2017

and Love & Peace Hall of Fame

 

 

 

Definition and Purpose

The Heart & Dove Awards are the ceremonial induction into the "Love & Peace Hall of Fame". They were established to

            a) raise awareness about the urgent need for a kinder society

            b) honor those who understand humanity and act as role models to inspire others


Eligibility

Eligible for nomination are any or all individuals, residing inside the United States or abroad.

The Love & Peace Project does not discriminate against race, gender, religious beliefs, political affiliation, sexual preference, ethnicity or origin.

Nominations

All nominations are accepted that have met the necessary requirements as established on the official entry form (See Nominating Form). The form may be submitted either via mailed letter or electronically, as long as it is received prior to December 31st of the current year. All nominations that are received after this date will be entered for the following year.

Chances of winning a prize for suggesting someone will increase with each nomination. Individuals may nominate as many persons as they wish, as often as they wish. However, only one prize drawing entry per suggested "act of kindness" story is permitted. Multiple stories of one person are ok, but they must be separate incidents.

Love & Peace Ambassadors and Judges may be nominated, however they are discouraged from voting on their own nomination.

The founder of the Love & Peace Project is excluded from nominations for the Heart & Dove Awards, the Love & Peace Hall of Fame, as well as the BM Initiative, and is not eligible to win any prize.

Categories

Each person may be nominated for the category that provides the best match. In case someone gets nominated in more than one category, the judges or a legal/official representative of the Love & Peace Project LLC may have the right to eliminate a nominee from inappropriate categories, or find placement in another category instead.

In case of a category remaining without any nomination, it will be left unfilled (not awarded). For more provisions, see "Awards" below.

Below are the current categories. If necessary, more categories may be added over time.

1.) Outstanding Friends - People you know: your Friends, Family, Neighbors, Social Media Friends

2.) Community Superstars - Those you know about, but don't know in person

3.) Junior Leaders - All people under the age of 18 years

4.) Disadvantaged V.I.D.s (very important do-gooders) - A most significant category! Those down on their luck, but still manage to help others, or stand up for peaceful solutions. They may be in an unfortunate position, disabled, homeless, in prison or very ill

5.) Local Businesses - Small to mid sized businesses who "do the right thing"

6.) Public Service Personnel - Nurses, Journalists, Doctors, Policemen, Firemen, Teachers, Attorneys et al.

7.) Everyday Above and Beyond - Those rarely noticed: Bus Drivers, Store Clerks, Stylists, Garbage Collectors, Servers et al.

8.) Volunteers - They deserve the highest honors!

9.) Spiritual Guides of the World - Priests, Rabbis, Imams, Reverends

10.) Foreign Persons - Anyone outside of the US

11.) Philanthropists - Affluent persons who are warriors for peace and humanity

12.) Politicians - Let's stay neutral regarding their party affiliation!

13.) Corporate Giants - You may have seen them in the media or read their Bio

14.) Scientists and Academia - Brains with character

15.) Celebrities - A-listers and such

16.) Total Strangers - Anonymous or unknown

17.) Special Sponsored Golden "Heart & Dove Award™" - For outstanding achievement towards humanity and peaceful coexistence

18.) Posthumous - Those who played a huge part but have passed

19.) Founder's Award - A special choice (made by the Panel of Judges and/or the Founder of the Love & Peace Project LLC)


Judging

Voting counts: by popular vote and by judges. In case of a tie, the judges' votes take precedence.

            Group A: votes from Panel of Judges count towards individual awards. The judges vote on ONE category each to which they are assigned, plus a second category that's chosen at random. From February 1 through February 15, all winners from popular votes will be reviewed and confirmed or dismissed by the panel of judges.

            Group B: total votes from General Public count towards the individual category awards. Each eligible voter may vote for one person per category.

Process:

Voting occurs after the nomination deadline. During the entire month of January, each eligible voter may cast their ballot.

The judges' final decision will be made from February 1 through February 15.

Criteria:

It is recommended that judging should be made based on the overall merit. This will not necessarily mean that a nominee has to positively affect a great number of people directly through their action, in order to win in his or her category.

However, special consideration is to be given to those who can influence a wider base of people, therefore become an example on how to imitate their kind behavior. Meaning, it has more weight when being looked towards it as an inspiration for guidance.


Voting

Voting begins January 1, 2018 and ends midnight of January 31, 2018

Each eligible voter may vote for one person per category. Multiple entries per nominee from the same voter will be counted as ONE vote. If a voter enters more than one person per category, this category will be disqualified from that voter and does not count as a valid entry.


Time Lines

The nominations are being accepted throughout the year.

 - Nominations: from 1/1 to 12/31 of any year, starting in 2017

 - Voting: from 1/1 to 1/31 the following year

 - Confirmation: from 2/1 to 2/31 by the panel of judges

 - Disputes: in case of any disputes regarding the entries, process or voting, the recommendation by the panel of judges is binding. Resolution to be achieved by the end of February.

 - Awards Banquet and Ceremony: any time during the month of March, following the voting. Exact date and time TBA, on the "Awards Dinner" page.


Awards

ONE winner will be awarded per category. It is upon the discretion of the judges and/or a legal/official representative of the Love & Peace Project LLC to move a nominee into a different category, provided it matches the description of the nominee and/or increases the chances of winning an award.

The induction shall be permanent.

Award Ceremony always in March of the following year.

All non-winning entries to be placed and remain in the BM Initiative section. They may be re-submitted the following year(s).


Prizes for Inductees

Each winner receives a special Heart & Dove Award. For the year 2017, the award is a specially designed and framed CertifiCard™, along with the induction into the "Love & Peace Hall of Fame".

ALL nominees to get a "Nominee" Award.

ALL BMI entries are to be nominated, except those that don't meet requirements.


Prizes for those who nominate individuals

Grand Prize: One SUPER SIZE Gift Bag see what's in it >

First, Second and Third Prize: One hand knotted Freshwater Pearl Necklace, valued at $200 each

20 other Prizes: gift certificates & coupons, valued at $50 each

All Federal or local Taxes (where applies) are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Chances of winning will increase with each nomination. Individuals may nominate as many persons as they wish, as often as they wish. One prize drawing entry per suggested "act of kindness" story. Multiple stories of one person are ok, but they must be separate incidents.


Prizes for those who vote in January

Grand Prize: One SUPER SIZE Gift Bag see what's in it >

First, Second and Third Prize: One hand knotted Freshwater Pearl Necklace, valued at $200 each

20 other Prizes: gift certificates & coupons, valued at $50 each

All Federal or local Taxes (where applies) are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Each eligible voter may vote for one person per category. Each valid vote counts for one entry.


Prize Drawing

Rules for prize drawing:

No purchase necessary. Eligible is any person who has submitted entries and/or votes, except the founder, employees/independent contractors of the Love & Peace Project and their immediate relatives.

Winners will be chosen by unaffiliated persons. Prizes will be drawn from all eligible entries. The drawings occurs sometime before or during the last two weeks of February for all entries from the previous year.

Winners will be notified sometime before or during the first two weeks of March.


Kindness Reward Points

Each nomination earns 25 reward points, as long as the entries are about separate persons or incidents. Multiple entries from the same individual, containing the same person (nominee) and incident (kindness story), are given a total of 25 reward points.

However: multiple entries from the same individual, containing either a different person (nominee) and/or a separate incident (kindness story), are given 25 reward points for each entry.


Please note:

These rules are subject to revision. They may be amended as needed, for the benefit of the Award process as well as the Love & Peace Hall of Fame entries.

 

 

 

 

Nominate a deserving person for the Heart & Dove Awards™ 2017

and the permanent induction into the Love & Peace Hall of Fame.

Enter all year long and as often as you wish, until midnight of December 31st

 

To suggest someone for entry into the "Love & Peace Hall of Fame":

go to the "Nominating Form"

Be a true rebel for a kinder world - let the nominee know about your suggestion: Nomination Letter

 

 Want to win a prize?

Those who submit nominations are eligible for drawing of a prize

Those who vote are eligible for drawing of a prize

You'll also earn points towards your "Kindness Reward"

Submit as many stories as you wish - each will be posted and remains in the "Be More" section forever.

 

These Sponsors have understood the value of kindness and they deserve our support:

           
             

 

 

 

 

Leading a gentle rebellion for a kinder world

 

 

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