(CMR) There are just a few days left to submit a nomination for the inaugural Cayman Connection Making Waves Awards, which recognize Caymanian students and professionals living abroad. This include those who have made outstanding contributions to and excelled in their respective fields while striving to promote the Cayman community globally.
The nomination period has been extended to midnight on Sunday, 3rd July. Click here to make a nomination.
The Making Waves Awards is comprised of eight categories:
-Arts and Culture – sponsored by Davenport Development
-STEM – sponsored by Block One
-Environment & Sustainability – sponsored by CIIPA
-Financial, Legal & Professional Services – sponsored by Maples Group
-Education – sponsored by Dart
-Health & Wellness
-Tourism, Travel & Hospitality.
“The Making Waves Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Cayman Islands, its culture and Caymanians living abroad,” H.E. Governor Martyn Roper said.
“I’m pleased to host the Cayman Connection Annual Reception at Government House in August, where winners will be announced. A second awards ceremony will take place in September at the second-annual Cayman Day in London. This is a brilliant new initiative organized by Cayman Connection and supported by Cayman Islands Government Office – UK, and I would encourage the community to put nominations forward,” he added.
To be eligible to qualify, the nominee must be Caymanian and have lived overseas for a minimum of 12 months through to 30th June 2022. Students in full-time education living overseas are eligible.
Nominees should be excelling in or making outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
A diverse group of judges have been selected and bring to the awards a range of knowledge, skills, and experience across various disciplines. Judges will make their determinations using a predetermined scoring matrix based on criteria including excellence, promotion of the Cayman Islands and “Cayman Kind” overseas, entrepreneurialism, innovation, teamwork, passion, enthusiasm and community service, and philanthropy. However, the winner is not required to demonstrate all of the criteria as not all may be relevant.
Cayman Connection is a not-for-profit membership organization supporting and connecting a global community of Caymanians, friends and associates of the Cayman Islands.