School Challenge Nomination Form

Fields in BOLD are required.
Name of School Being Nominated:
School System (County/City):
Superintendent Name:
Superintendent Email:
Principal Email:
School Address:
Contact Name at School:
Contact's Cell Phone:
Contact's Email:

Please submit supporting materials:

For questions or to receive a word document of the nomination form, please contact Jennifer Wiggins at (865) 680.1457 or

Good Sports Always Recycle School Competition

Please tell us a little about your school's program by answering the following questions. Additional explanation on separate pages and supporting materials may be submitted per instructions above. Statistics showing your results are always helpful.

NOTE: You will not be able to print a copy of your complete answers if you fill out this form online. If you would like to print your submission, please request a Word document format from Jennifer Wiggins (

Nominations Must Be Received By: October 5, 2018

Please answer each question before submitting your nomination.

1. Tell us succinctly and specifically about your school’s environmental efforts, including when and why they began. Please include all environmental stewardship initiatives at your school. Please include data and metrics as appropriate (what types of materials, quantity, etc.). (20 points)
2. Is the program being submitted for consideration a classroom or a school-wide effort? Please provide details and a description of how students are actively involved, and how these efforts are used to enhance curriculum at your school. (15 points)
3. Is the community involved with the school’s environmental projects? If so, how are community partners a part of the program? Please describe. (10 points)
4. How are students encouraged to be good citizens in school or incorporate volunteerism within the community? How does this tie into your school’s philosophy, curriculum, programs, etc.? (10 points)
5. How is your school being innovative with its educational efforts? (10 points)
6. Do you save money, generate revenue, or receive any funding for your environmental or other program efforts? If so, how is the money used? (10 points)
7. How would you utilize the award money to help your school? Be specific. (10 points)
8. What are the school’s future goals for its environmental programs? Be specific. (15 points)
9. When was your environmental program established, and how has it grown in the last five years?
10. Has your school won this competition in the past? What did you do the money you won?

*Eight schools will be awarded $1,000 for the GSAGB School Competition; one exemplary school will be awarded $1,500 for the GSAGB Sustainability Steward Award; and one school will be awarded $1,500 for the Best New Program, for a total of 10 winners.

**Information included in the nomination form, along with any support material submitted (including, but not limited to statistics, videos, pictures, quotes, etc.), may be used by the Good Sports Always Give Back and its sponsors in media materials, on social media or in other ways to promote the GSAGB program.

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