2018 National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Plate of Bounty Awards
“Plate of Bounty Award Fact Sheet”
In 1999, the MSHS Conference Steering Committee instituted the Plate of Bounty Awards to
acknowledge an individual who have made significant contributions to migrant and seasonal farm worker
families. This year, the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association would again like to invite the
MSHS community to nominate deserving individuals who have made a difference in the lives of Migrant
and Seasonal Head Start programs, children and families. This award will be awarded in the Orange
County, California area during the National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Association Annual
Conference. Awardees are encouraged to be present, but not required.
Criteria: Nominees should be individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start programs, children and families.
Categories: A minimum of 1 Plate of Bounty Award will be presented during the National Migrant and
Seasonal Head Start Association Conference in Orange County California March 2018. The Nomination
1. CEO: Growers and Food Processors
2. Staff/ Parents: Community Reps. partners/supporters (migrant clinic staff, school artists,
volunteers, vendors, etc.)
3. Parents: Agency/Staff Programs
Individuals can be nominated for more than one category if applicable.
How to nominate individuals: Any individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions to
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is eligible to be nominated for the Plate of Bounty Award. In order to
nominate an individual, the Nomination Form needs to be completed and sent to the contact person listed
at the bottom of the form. When sending in add to subject line PLATE OF BOUNTY 2018
NOMINATION. Please explain in a clear and concise manner the reasons why this individual should
receive the award including describing their contributions to the important work of serving migrant and
seasonal farm worker children and families.
If the Plate of Bounty Awards Selection Committee selects your candidate, please note, that the agency
nominating the individual is responsible for any travel expenses, including lodging and per diem of the
recipient related to attending the Plate of Bounty Awards Ceremony. As the person/agency that
nominated the individual, you may also be asked to provide visual information on your candidate
including video(s) or three to five pictures of the selected individual interacting with members of the
migrant and seasonal farm worker community. This information may be used for a PowerPoint
presentation at the award ceremony.
Please submit your nomination by Friday, December 8, 2017- 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Janna Rios., NMSHSA Operations Manager
1120 20th Street NW, Suite 300 South, Washington, DC 20036