The Prize ProcesThe Nomination and Decision Making Processes for the Erbakan Prizes
The Prize Organization Committee
The prize program is organized by the Erbakan Prizes Platform. An executive board consisting of at least 5 persons and a management board of at least 15 persons are established within the platform.
All administrative, legal and financial affairs related to the Erbakan Prizes are carried out by the Management Board and committees. It is also among the duties of the management board and affiliated committees to announce the program, establish the mechanisms necessary for the nomination of the candidates and provide the support services needed by the Jury. The management board is responsible for the execution of the Prize Presentation Program in the most qualified manner.
Determination of Prize Winners
The nomination process and related applications start on the 1st of October and ends on the 15th of November every year.
Suggestions for the candidates of the Erbakan Prizes are made to the Prize Organization Committee. The following individuals and organizations can be nominated for the Erbakan Prizes:
- Research and Think-Tanks
- Organisations active in the field of culture and arts
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Public Institutions
- Industrial or commercial enterprises
- Media enterprises
- Organisations active in the field of sports
- Real persons may become candidates personally or they may be nominated
Persons who wish to nominate or become candidates for the Erbakan Prizes are required to prepare the following documents and apply to the Prize Organization Committee in the application period.
- A justified presentation explaining the reasons for nomination
- Detailed personal background of the candidate
- Information on the efforts, works, achievements or contributions of the candidate
Nominations are kept confidential and the names of other information of the candidates are not shared with any person or organisation.
Candidates who are not awarded may apply again in future years. In future applications, any new supporting information may be also presented, or the previous application letter is deemed sufficient.
Applications and nominations for the Erbakan Prizes are made between the 1st of October and the 30th of November. In December, the Prize Organization Committee reviews the applications and compliance of documents and content with the conditions specified. The file related to each candidate is made ready for the evaluation of the Jury. Suggestions or applications made with missing documents are not taken into consideration.
The jury holds the assessment meetings in January. While the pre-assessment process for the candidates is carried out in consultation, during the final nomination process, each member makes an assessment of the candidates over 100 points. The average raw scores are determined by summing the points given to each candidate by all members and dividing it by the number of members. A ranking is made from the candidate with the highest votes. If one of the jury members has any reservations about the candidate with the highest score, he or she can express this and the final decision is made with the majority vote of the members.
The final list for prizes is notified to the Prize Organization Committee.