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A. To begin the submission process, go to http://www.poultryscience.org/awards/lognom.asp. If this is your first visit to the PSA awards website, you will need to create an account for nomination submission by clicking "Create New Awards Nomination Account". If you have already set up an awards account, type your login and password and click the login button.
A. 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, March 1
A. No. You will create your account and then you have until the deadline to complete the submission process. On the nomination form pages, you can fill in some fields, store them, and come back any time before the deadline to fill in more of the fields or edit fields that you have previously filled in.
A. You will be able to directly type in basic information (name, contact information etc.) The required award information is requested in either a text box or as an uploaded document. For either case plain text (can be done in Windows Notepad) works best. The plain text documents can either be copied and pasted into a text box or uploaded as a file. The next best format for copying and pasting is a Microsoft Word document. The next best format for uploading is a PDF document. Word documents may also be uploaded.
A. Documents must be in PDF, Microsoft Word, or plain text format. Images must be in RGB JPG format or GIF format. PDF and Word documents should have all fonts embedded.
A. If you scan documents, you will need to save them in RGB JPG, GIF, or PDF format. If you plan to save in RGB JPG or GIF format you will need to scan the documents at 72 dpi or convert them to 72 dpi after scanning, otherwise they will show up too big when the committee members go to view them in a web browser. If you plan to save in PDF format, you may scan at up to 300 dpi.
A. Yes, but be sure to embed all fonts in your Word and PDF documents. This can be done in Word by: 1. On the Tools menu, click Options. 2. Click the Save tab. 3. Select the Embed TrueType fonts check box. The method for embedding fonts in a PDF will differ depending on how you create the PDF. Some fonts may not embed properly causing the committee to be unable to read the document if they don’t have the font, so if in doubt, you should use common fonts that everyone will have — preferably Times New Roman or Arial.
A. Fields on the nomination form for which files can be uploaded will have a link named “Upload a File” in a box. When you click this, a window will pop up. In this popup window, click the “Browse” button and locate the file that you want to upload on your computer. Once you have found and selected it, press the “Open” button. Then, press the “Upload” button and wait for notification that the file has been uploaded. Click the “OK” button on the popup notification window and then click the “Finished” button. This will close the upload window and reload the main page. Once the main page is reloaded, a message saying that a document has been uploaded will have replaced the “Upload a File” text in the box for that field. The new message will include a “[View]” link that should be clicked so that you may check to make sure that the file displays properly.
A. You may edit the submission anytime until the deadline. After logging into your account, find the award submission listed in the “Current Nominations” table near the bottom of the page. In the “Options” column for the submission click the “” link.
A. The system will display the status of the submission and send an automatic email to the nominator when the award is submitted. The status will also be displayed in the “Current Nominations” table on “Your Account Summary” page. You may log into your account at any time to check the status of your awards on “Your Account Summary” page.
A. You will be able to view and copy the submission after the deadline, but you will not be able to edit or delete it.