As part of the nomination process you'll be asked to describe, in 250-500 words, the nominee's inspiring work. You'll also be asked to briefly describe:
How and when the candidate's important work began
The impact the candidate's work is having
The candidate's plans for the future
You may complete and submit nominations online. You may wish to refer to the eligibility and selection criteria as well as frequently asked questions about the Purpose Prize.
Nominees will be informed in May 2012 if they have been selected as semifinalists for the Purpose Prize. The semifinalists will then have the opportunity to provide longer responses, additional information, and references.
Will the person be a compelling role model whose own story will inspire others, not only to think differently about the second half of life, but also to take steps to finding their own encore career?
Has the person initiated recent important innovations (in a new or existing organization) within the past 15 years?
How important is the issue the person is addressing? How much of an impact has the person's work had on that issue? Is his or her work already effecting, or does it have the future potential to effect, systemic change?
Does the person plan to continue to innovate and lead in the years to come?