LONG ISLAND IMAGINE AWARDS JUDGE APPLICATION
THE EVENT WILL BE HELD:
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Crest Hollow Country Club
8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
Tickets $200 | Nonprofit $125
APPLICATIONS DUE MIDNIGHT, NOVEMBER 27, 2023!
2024 Call for Imagine Judges
Why you should consider becoming a judge…
The Imagine Awards is Long Island’s most prestigious nonprofit event, with over 400 attendees each year.
- Exposed to Long Island’s best nonprofit organizations
- Able to network with top nonprofit and business professionals throughout the Awards program
- Able to contribute to Long Island’s nonprofit sector by selecting the 2023 finalists and ultimate winners
What does being a judge entail?
If you are selected by the Imagine Awards committee, you will be asked to review approximately fifty applications, rate them based upon specific criteria, and attend a meeting to select the twenty-four finalists and six winners. Winners must be kept confidential since they will be announced LIVE during the Imagine Awards program.
Judge Eligibility Requirements
To serve as a judge, you must:
1. Review entries on an impartial basis, according to the scoring requirements.
2. Recuse yourself from judging any entry with whom you have a personal or professional relationship.
3. Agree to keep the finalist selection process and winners strictly confidential until the results are revealed LIVE at the event.
**There may be an additional interview process
Joani Madarash, President, accessLinx, Inc.
“I have been participating, attending, and supporting the Long Island Imagine Awards for a number of years. It was indeed an honor to be selected and serve as a judge for the 10th L.I. Annual Imagine Awards. I knew it would be a meaningful and interesting experience, but it was so much more than that! I had the opportunity to review and evaluate so many outstanding programs in various categories. It was actually a challenge to select the winners since they were all worthy, innovative, and impactful on individuals they serve. An additional unexpected bonus for me was to meet and participate with the esteemed and distinguished team of judges, all of whom have knowledge, expertise, and influence in the not-for -profit community. Individually and collectively, we spent considerable time, as we critically evaluated the merits of each of the programs and strived to collaboratively agree on the final “winners” in each of the categories. I would welcome this honor again and would recommend others to apply for the opportunity as well. Thank you, Imagine Awards team!”
Jennifer Carpenter Low, Prior Vice President, Smile Farms
“I had the honor of judging the 2022 Long Island Imagine Awards. Why are these awards so special? They represent what incredible strength nonprofit organizations have to move the needle on enduring, systemic issues. The nominees were truly inspirational and amazing. Learning more about these exceptional organizations was one of the most humbling experiences. My fellow judges were also outstanding examples of nonprofit leadership. The Cerini & Associates, LLP team hosted everything an awards ceremony should be – professional, passionate, and inspiring.”
Alison La Ferlita, Executive Director, Nonprofit Resource Hub
“It was an honor to be selected to be a judge for the 2022 Long Island Imagine Awards. Having the opportunity to work with esteemed colleagues during the judging process was a valuable and educational experience. I would encourage anyone interested in participating as a judge to submit an application.”