The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is seeking nominations for its 2009 Commission Awards to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the welfare of the state's wildlife and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 7.
Categories for nomination include: Award of Excellence, Youth Environmentalist of the Year, Outdoor Writer of the Year, Media of the Year, Conservation Organization of the Year, Conservationist of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Educator of the Year, and License Dealer of the Year. Three new categories include: Natural Resource Professional of the Year, Mentor of the Year, and Advocate of the Year.
To download a nomination form, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission and click on the "commission awards" link.
Winners of the 2009 awards will be honored at a banquet in Phoenix in January.