AWARD CRITERIA & NOMINATION PROCESS
Directors/Heads of CIS member schools or their designates may submit a maximum of one nomination per school section (primary, middle, or senior/high school) each year according to the following criteria:
- The student(s) must have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustained interaction with students of other nationalities, languages, or ethnic backgrounds in a spirit of international understanding and cooperation.
- The student may be a part of a group (one certificate will be awarded to the group - with individual members of the group also receiving a certificate).
- Projects should encompass efforts directed beyond participation in regular school activities.
- Possible award projects (by an individual or group of students) include projects that:
- creatively solve known or emerging problems
- acquire and effectively deploy knowledge or resources beyond those immediately available in the school
- directly involve peoples of other cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, political/economic systems. The student(s) must have made a genuine commitment to initiate, sustain, and complete the project or activity. Schools are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated a commitment to using languages other than their own mother tongue during the completion of the project.
To make a nomination, CIS member schools may log in to the CIS Community Portal and complete the nomination form.