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Hall of Honor

Candidates should be senior-level professionals in the C-suite or at a level equivalent to vice president or higher and should have made a significant impact on their organization or the industry.

Hall of Honor nomination criteria (Please provide as much detail as possible within the word limits of each section):

  • Job history (maximum 300 words)
  • The nominee’s exceptional achievements and contributions or service. This can also include outside activities, such as charitable efforts, academic accomplishments, family or personal interests (maximum 300 words)
  • Is there anything else about your nominee that you would like the judging panel to consider? (optional) (maximum 300 words)
  • Finally, tell us why McKnight’s should select this nominee.

Veteran VIPs

Candidates will have more than 15 years of experience making an impact on the senior living or skilled nursing fields and be at a level lower than vice president or its equivalent. Whether as a community/facility administrator or executive director; or as a director of nursing, health/wellness or activities; or through some other position, they must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior living and care industry through their accomplishments.

Veteran VIPs nomination criteria (Please provide as much detail as possible within the word limits of each section):

  • Job history (maximum 300 words)
  • The nominee’s exceptional achievements and contributions or service. This can also include outside activities, such as charitable efforts, academic accomplishments, family or personal interests (maximum 300 words)
  • Is there anything else about your nominee that you would like the judging panel to consider? (optional) (maximum 300 words)
  • Finally, tell us why McKnight’s should select this nominee.

Rising Stars 

Must be age 40 or younger, or have less than 15 years of experience in the profession, and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the senior care industry. These achievements/accomplishments may include, for example, managing a project, developing a campaign or contributing to the field via research or thought leadership.

Rising Stars nomination criteria (Please provide as much detail as possible within the word limits of each section):

  • Job history (maximum 300 words)
  • The nominee’s exceptional achievements and contributions or service. This can also include outside activities, such as charitable efforts, academic accomplishments, family or personal interests (maximum 300 words)
  • Is there anything else about your nominee that you would like the judging panel to consider? (optional) (maximum 300 words)
  • Finally, tell us why McKnight’s should select this nominee.

Please note that any box with a * is a required field. We also ask for the nominee's headshot. 

Spirit Award
New this year, McKnight’s Spirit Award will recognize inspiring caregiving and service provision efforts. Eligibility is open to women working in skilled nursing, senior living or home care who have demonstrated acts of bravery, courage, perseverance, dedication, determination — or other noble gestures. Up to five inductees will be chosen. The awardees will be celebrated in conjunction with the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program.

Nominations for this award may be submitted at no charge.

  • Describe what exemplary thing this person did (100 words)
  • What makes it so inspirational? (100 words)
  • Please provide any additional information you would like the judging panel to know.

Nomination Fees

Early bird entry fee: $69
Standard entry fee: $99
Extended entry fee: $129

Nomination Deadlines

Early Bird nomination deadline: Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Standard nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Extended nomination deadline: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Nomination Rules

  • McKnight’s Women of Distinction nominees must work in North America. 

  • Women honored in previous years are not eligible for nomination in the same category this year.

  • Any person who identifies as a woman is eligible to be nominated.

  • All entries must be submitted and paid for online no later than Jan. 12, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

All information shared with McKnight’s Long Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care as part of the nomination process will be considered part of the public domain and potentially will be included in the honoree’s profile and/or a program for the event celebrating the honorees.

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