The award is meant to recognize active and inspiring Young Professional Affinity Groups and Society Groups worldwide, based on their activities. Up to two Affinity Groups and two Society Groups receive the award every year. The winner will receive a plaque providing the citation for the award granted by the IEEE Young Professionals and $500 USD cash prize designated for the winning Young Professionals for future activities.
Main factors taken into account during evaluation of submitted nominations include:
- Vitality of the group measured in the amount and quality of organized activities. These activities shall have an important impact on the Young Professional community
- Collaboration with other IEEE units in order to facilitate engagement of members of all grades
- Collaboration with industry and academia
- New inspiring ideas that help grow the local Young Professionals community
MGA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of IEEE Young Professionals operations.The award will be based on a selection that recognizes individuals or teams involved with Young Professionals activities who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the Young Professionals goals and/or objectives.
The accomplishments of the candidate should be of «significant performance» and should have made a distinguishing contribution to Young Professionals. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units, not on professional achievement.