Unleash the Power of Age

The Administration on Aging, an agency of the Administration for Community Living, is honored to announce the winners:

  • Epifanio Vega Gonzalez of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Pat Sussman of Berkeley, California
  • Robert Craig of Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Challenge was success thanks to the wonderful submissions form organizations across the country and the members of the public who participated in voting for the winners. 

Thank you for celebrating Older Americans Month with us!

People across our nation are achieving remarkable things in later life. Many older adults are experts in their fields, have years of valuable experience, and are using that knowledge to improve the lives of others. The “Unleash the Power of Age in Your Community Challenge" is an opportunity to recognize these individuals and share their stories with the public.

 

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Eligibility

Nominees must be at least 60 years old and reside in a U.S. state or territory. Nominees should be positive role models who inspire others and make significant contributions locally and/or globally.

Nominees can be volunteers or paid professionals and can be engaged in a diversity of activities. For example, civic engagement, creative arts, and technology and innovation.

Requirements

Nominations must be submitted electronically through Challenge.gov by 11:00 p.m. on April 29, 2013. Nominations must be made by representatives of a domestic, private non-profit or public entity, such as a state or local government, an Indian tribal government or organization, faith-based organization, community-based organization, hospital, or institution of higher education. Nominations must include:

  1. A recent photograph of the nominee that is at least 430 x 300 pixels
  2. A 300- to 500-word description of the nominee’s societal contribution.
  3. Where applicable, nominations should also be accompanied by a video, photograph, or word document of the nominee’s work (for example, a copy of a nominee’s original artwork or a representation of his/her innovation, etc.).
  • Photographs should be at least 430 x 300 pixels and should be uploaded through challenge.gov
  • Text documents should be saved in Microsoft Word or a compatible format and uploaded through challenge.gov
  • Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or another video streaming service, and the link should be embedded through challenge.gov

How to enter

Nominations must be submitted electronically through Challenge.gov by 11:00 p.m. on April 29, 2013. Nominations must include:

  1. A recent photograph of the nominee that is at least 430 x 300 pixels
  2. A 300- to 500-word description of the nominee’s societal contribution.
  3. Where applicable, nominations should also be accompanied by a video, photograph, or word document of the nominee’s work (for example, a copy of a nominee’s original artwork or a representation of his/her innovation, etc.).
  • Photographs should be at least 430 x 300 pixels and should be uploaded through challenge.gov
  • Text documents should be saved in Microsoft Word or a compatible format and uploaded through challenge.gov
  • Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or another video streaming service, and the link should be embedded through challenge.gov

Judges

Panel of Experts

Panel of Experts

Gay Hanna

Gay Hanna
National Center for Creative Aging

Tom Endres

Tom Endres
The Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative

Joanne Newsome

Joanne Newsome
The Corporation for National and Community Service

Sam Gabuzzi

Sam Gabuzzi
Administration for Community Living

Marla Bush

Marla Bush
Administration for Community Living

Carol Crecy

Carol Crecy
Administration for Community Living

Judging Criteria

  • Impact (50 percent)
    Is the nominee having a significant and positive impact on his or her community?
  • Inspiration (50 percent)
    Is the nominee a role model whose story will encourage older adults across the country to continue to be active, vital members of our communities and demonstrate the positive impacts of the power of age?