Any person may submit the official nomination form directly to the AAAA for consideration, subject to the following:
1. If an AAAA Chapter elects to appoint a selection committee to nominate candidates for the AAAA Award, then all nominations within the Chapter should be submitted to and considered by the Chapter Awards Committee and only the winner of the Chapter competition should be submitted to the AAAA National Office for consideration. This policy, as it applies to Chapter selection committees, is permissive and should not be construed to mean that Chapters are required to have a selection and nomination process.
2. Where a person resides or a unit is based within an AAAA Chapter area having its own annual awards competition and selection process, the nomination should be submitted to the AAAA National Office through the AAAA Chapter.
3. Where a Chapter does not pursue its own competition and selection process, the nomination should be submitted directly to the AAAA National Office.