Before you begin:
Warning: This is NOT a quick process!
» The review and acceptance by the Jury of Fellows was specifically designed to be a thoughtful and deliberate process. It takes a minimum of 20 months from the time you decide to nominate an individual until they are installed as a Fellow (at the NECA Convention)! See the specific language here
Think about who is making the nomination?
» You need to determine if the nomination is being made by a chapter, two Fellows of the Academy, or a combination of these.
Confidentiality in the process should not be overlooked.
» A critical part of the review and selection process is avoiding any potential embarrassment of a nominee that is not unanimously selected by the Jury. This can be an ugly problem for the nominator, if your nominee knows of their nomination and is not accepted!
In a normal year, ten to twenty-five percent of the nominees will not receive unanimous approval on their first review (meaning that they are rejected).
Normally the Jury will suggest that a nomination be re-submitted - with additional information included (or explained). When a nomination does not receive unanimous approval at its first review, and is subsequently resubmitted, the resubmission is still considered to be the “first review” - as far as the requirement for being approved twice (at consecutive meetings).
In other words, a nomination cannot be considered for a “second review” until it has passed a first review.