Wave 18 Vanguard: Jeff Zandi

Written by David Hibbs Level 3, Texas, USA Four years ago, I joined the Exemplar Program team.  Since that time, I have reviewed a tremendous number of nominations, and I have read an even larger number of them when they have been posted.  I have smiled, and I have said things like “that’s amazing!” I have read stories of grace during a fire and of keeping calm during medical emergencies.  And, as of Wave 16, I have even teared up at reading a nomination.   While

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Exemplar Wave 18 (Spring 2019) is live!

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Summer 2019 Exemplar Wave (Wave #18) is live. The Wave 18 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Exemplar Wave 16 (Winter 2019) is live!

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Winter 2019 Exemplar Wave (Wave #16) is live. The Wave 16 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Exemplar Community Survey #1: Results

Written by Daniel Sole Garcia Level 3, Barcelona, Spain Hello fellow judges! Almost 300 judges from all around the world answered the survey the Exemplar Team presented some weeks ago. Thank you very much! Today we want to present you the results from this survey, and analyse them from the Exemplar guidelines. Before we start doing it, let’s remember the purpose of this survey. This activity had two major goals: Let you (all judges) evaluate nominations as we (the

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Exemplar Community Survey #1

Written by Daniel Solé Garcia/Bryan Prillaman Hello everybody! Wave 15 closing on Tuesday.  (Originally Monday, but there were some inconsistent announcements, so we moved it in line with the latest published date.) In the Exemplar Program, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage the Judge Program.  Sometimes its articles on one of the qualities we look for in a nomination.  Sometimes its an article highlighting particular nominations.  With this blog we want

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Summer 2018 Exemplar Wave (Wave #14) Is Live

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Summer 2018 Exemplar Wave (Wave #14) is live. The Wave 14 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Spring 2018 Wave (#13) of Exemplar is Live

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Spring 2018 Exemplar Wave (Wave #13) is live. The Wave 13 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Announcing Wave 13 Vanguard

Written by Lev Kotlyar Level 3, Moscow Russia Hello all, If you follow our blog, you have probably read about the mysterious Vanguard. Now, finally the time has come to talk a bit more about it. Announced in this blog post, the Vanguard is a judge that, to put it simply, is highlighted by the Exemplar Program during an Exemplar Wave. This judge is featured on the custom token that each judge receives as part of the Exemplar wave with a printout of their received nominations

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Exemplar Winter 2018 Wave #12 is Live

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Winter 2018 Exemplar Wave (Wave #12) is live. The Wave 12 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within two

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Exemplar Nomination Criteria Highlight: Representation

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida Hello all, Welcome to what will be the first in a 4 part Mega-Cycle where we look at each of the four categories the Exemplar Team uses to evaluate nominations. The goal of this series is spend some time highlighting each criteria separately and help people understand how we evaluate your nominations, so your nominations can be the best they possibly can be. This is doubly important as we are physically printing nominations

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