NEW YORK CITY IMAGINE AWARDS JUDGE APPLICATION

THE 4th ANNUAL EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Guastavino’s
409 East 59th St., New York, NY 10022
6pm – 10pm
Tickets $350 | Nonprofit $175 | Virtual $25

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MIDNIGHT, MAY 6, 2024.

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CALL FOR IMAGINE JUDGES

Why you should consider becoming a judge…

The NYC Imagine Awards is the region’s premier nonprofit event. Over 400 guests are expected. Judges are:

  • exposed to NYC’s best nonprofit organizations;
  • able to network with top nonprofit and business professionals throughout the Awards program; and
  • able to contribute to NYC’s nonprofit sector by selecting the 2024 finalists and ultimate winners.

If you are selected by the Imagine Awards committee, you will be asked to review approximately forty applications, rate them based upon specific criteria, and attend a meeting to select the twenty-four finalists and six winners. Winners must be kept confidential since they will be announced LIVE during the Imagine Awards program.

Judges evaluate entries to recognize innovation and impact based on each category’s criteria. Applicants do not compete against each other. Instead, applicants are judged against a high standard of excellence.

Judge Eligibility Requirements

To serve as a judge, you must:

1. Review entries on an impartial basis, according to the scoring requirements.

2. Recuse yourself from judging any entry with whom you have a personal or professional relationship.

3. Be available for the Mandatory Judges Meeting at 5 pm on July 18th.

4. Agree to keep the finalist selection process and winners strictly confidential until the results are revealed LIVE at the event.

Ray Schwetz, AVP Business Banking, Jovia Financial Credit Union

The experience of being a judge for the 2023 NYC Imagine Awards was an educational and enlightening process. Examining the applications for these wonderful, game-changing, and innovative non-profits, and having the opportunity to advocate on their behalf, has provided me with a one-of-a-kind experience and an intimate level of the impact of their work. Being a judge also provided me with a view of these organizations in terms of their inner workings, why they have succeeded, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how they best serve their constituents. It has made me a better resource to my clients, my circles of influence, and my community.

Nicole L. Weingartner, Director of State Government Affairs Regulatory Analyst, Cannabis Practice Group, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP

Being asked to be a judge for the NYC Imagine Awards was an amazing experience. Not only did I learn about the myriad of non-profits that applied but I gained great relationships with my fellow judges. I thank the NYC Imagine Awards and Cerini & Associates for this great opportunity!

APPLICATIONS WERE DUE MAY 6, 2024. SEMI-FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
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