These awards are given annually to an NSS group and an NSS grotto that do the most for cave conservation and management. Each award recipient gets a check for $100 and a certificate. Each award consists of a plaque with the names of all past recipients engraved on it.
As of today, 17 May 2005, no nominations have been received for the group award and one nomination for the grotto award. Award nominations often arrive near the deadline; however, the chances that your group could be recognized at the NSS convention this year may be good, provided that the group is nominated.
This notice and internet link should be published in cave publications and sent to all cave site web masters to be placed on their websites. Please help get the word out about the Group and the Grotto Cave Conservation Awards.
This link http://www.acave.us/ccms/index.html
goes to the Conservation Section Website. Once you are there, click on "Enter." The heading "Conservation Award" is listed in the blue navigation bar. It has eight pages of information about all aspects of these awards including a nomination form.