Maximum of (2) group leaders, if applicable.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Secretary's Honor Awards Instructions
Purpose of the Secretary's Honor Awards
The purpose of the Secretary's Honor Awards is to
recognize exceptional leadership, contributions, or public
service by individuals or groups who support the overall
mission/goals of USDA.
Please read the following instructions thoroughly for completing the Honor Awards Nomination Form.
Nominations must include an original and two copies.
Supplemental attachments will not be acceptable.
Provide the phonetic spelling for any employee name,
city, terminology, etc., subject to mispronunciation.
Show employee's or group's name(s) exactly as it should
appear on the award plaque or certificate
(Do not provide nicknames).
Congressional District numbers must be completed
or indicated as "AT LARGE" if applicable. A listing of
Congressional District numbers are found at:
Submitting Photographs for the Honor Awards Brochure
Each agency should provide a black and white photo with an
image area of no less than 5" x 7". Digital or Traditional
photography can be used. Image quality must be sharp and crisp,
with no blurring of the subject matter.
Requirements for Digital photography
A digital camera of no less than 3.0 megapixel must be used.
The image area must be 5" x 7" and have a resolution of 300
pixels per inch.
Digital image should be sent by email in JPEG format to your
Agency Incentive Awards Coordinators. Black and White prints
should be sent by FedEx to your Agency Incentive Awards
Requirements for Traditional photography
A 5" x 7" PRINT should be provided.
Glossy paper is preferable for the PRINT, because it scans
Use of 35 mm cameras provide simplest and best results.
Slides for Ceremony Presentation
A PowerPoint slide showing the individual's/group's product or
accomplishment for which recognition is being received.
Label all photograph