Know someone who is an outstanding babywearing advocate and educator? Complete the nomination form and help us acknowledge those who are our best allies and advocates. The nomination form will be open until September 29. Candidates will be chosen by October 2 and voting for award winners will take place throughout International Babywearing Week between October 2-8.
The 2017 slate of awards include:

For more information about the history of the awards and past award winners, visit here.

Jennifer Rosenberg
The Jennifer Rosenberg Babywearing Advocate of the Year Award 

This award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the babywearing field over the past year.

Nominate someone for this award.

Premio “Jennifer Rosenberg” por su dedicación al porteo en el año.

Este premio se entrega anualmente a un individuo que haya hecho una enorme contribución al campo del porteo durante el año pasado.

   The Vijay Owens Babywearing Advocacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Promoting Babywearing

The Vijay Owens Babywearing Advocacy Award for Lifetime Achievement award honors an individual who has made a lasting contribution on the babywearing community.

El premio “Vijay Owens” por la dedicación y logro de impacto significativo promoviendo el porteo.

El premio “Vijay Owens” por la dedicación y logro de impacto significativo promoviendo el porteo, honra a una persona que ha realizado contribuciones duraderas y de impacto en la comunidad de porteo.

 Best Babywearing Outreach Program (Vendor or Business)

The babywearing community is full of groups and individuals who have made “giving back” the centerpiece of their work. These awards honor two outstanding outreach programs that provide baby carriers and/or education to parents and caregivers in need. One award will be presented to a vendor or other for-profit business (including professional babywearing educators) and a second award will be presented to a non-profit organization or individual volunteer (including BWI and non-BWI babywearing groups)


El programa con el mayor alcance. (vendedor o negocio)

 

 Best Babywearing Outreach Event or Program (Non-profit or Individual)

The babywearing community is full of groups and individuals who have made “giving back” the centerpiece of their work. These awards honor two outstanding outreach programs that provide baby carriers and/or education to parents and caregivers in need. One award will be presented to a vendor or other for profit business (including professional babywearing educators) and a second award will be presented to a non-profit organizaron or individual volunteer (including BWI and non-BWI babywearing groups)


El programa con el mayor alcance. (Sin fines de lucro u organizados de forma individual)

La comunidad de porteo está llena de grupos e individuos que han hecho del “dar/aportar/regresar” la pieza central de su trabajo.

Este premio honra a dos programas destacados que hayan otorgado portabebés y / o educación en porteo, a padres y cuidadores en necesidad.

Se otorgará un premio a un individuo o negocio sin fines lucrativos (incluyendo a los educadores de porteo) y un segundo premio a una organización sin fines de lucro o a un voluntario individual (incluidos los grupos de BWI y los que no pertenecen a BWI)

 Best Blog or Website Maintained by a BWI Chapter

A good blog or website not only records a group’s activities but also can provide ongoing education for new and veteran babywearers alike. This award honors a group who has created the most exciting, engaging, and informative website or blog over the past year.


Un buen blog no solo registra las actividades del grupo sino que proporciona educación continua tanto para porteadores nuevos como veteranos.

Este premio honda al grupo que haya creado el blog o página web más emocionante, comprometido e informativo durante el año transcurrido.

 BWI Outstanding Educators

Educators are the heart of BWI chapters. They lead, they teach and they inspire others to do the same. We want to know about your leader and how they have made babywearing better where you live. Up to three outstanding educators will be selected to receive this recognition.


Educadores sobresalientes parte de BWI

Los educadores son el corazón de los capítulos de BWI. Ellos encabezan, enseñan e inspiran a otros a hacer lo mismo.

Queremos saber acerca de tu líder y como ha hecho del porteo algo mejor en donde vives. Se seleccionará a 3 para este reconocimiento.

 BWI Outstanding Chapter Support Volunteer

BWI groups could not survive without the support of volunteers. This award honors the non-educators who make our groups function. Consider nominating that incredible a volunteer who has gone above and beyond for your local chapter (CSV) or for the national organization (NSV).


BWI no podría sobrevivir sin el apoyo de voluntarios. Este reconocimiento honra a los que, sin ser educadores, apoyan para que el grupo pueda funcionar. Considera nominar a ese voluntario que ha ido más allá de lo esperado para tu capítulo local (CSV) o para la organización nacional (NSV).

This year we will be adding two new awards to the slate of International Babywearing Week awards given out each year, one of which is in honor of a longtime member of the babywearing community who has exemplified what it means to be an outstanding educator.

The Perla Robertson Award for Distinguished Babywearing Educator

Given to those who have put in significant work to providing resources, accessibility, and work into the field of education of the babywearing community, primarily in Educating the Educator and going beyond the scope of common babywearing education to provide more in depth contributions to the field of babywearing education

Perla “Judy” Robertson has been an outstanding supporter of babywearing education since 2012. Her contributions to the field of babywearing education include founding an independent babywearing group and working with the educational development of new educators, establishing a Babywearing International Chapter where she worked to become a Master Babywearing Educator, the President of the Chapter as well as the Education Coordinator for her local chapter, and on a National level has held such titles as BWI Board of Directors; Treasurer, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee member and BWI Accreditation Coordinator. Perla has dedicated much of her life to education and knowledge in many forms earning a Master’s in Vocal Performance and carrying it over to homeschooling her four children and working in educational capacities in her local community as well.

The Perla Robertson Distinguished Babywearing Educator Award will be awarded to the person who has shown dedication to providing education and support above and beyond in the field of babywearing education and has shown a clear path to finding support for those wishing to pursue this path.


El Premio “Perla Robertson” el educador de porteo que se ha distinguido/destacado

Será otorgado a quien haya realizado un trabajo significativo para proporcionar recursos, accesibilidad y trabajo en el campo de la educación de la comunidad de porteo, principalmente al educar a los educadores y que va más allá del alcance regular de la enseñanza del porteo para realizar contribuciones a profundidad en este ámbito.

Perla “Judy” Robertson ha sido una destacada partidaria de la educación del porteo desde 2012. Sus contribuciones al campo de la educación del porteo, incluyen la creación de un grupo independiente y el trabajo con el desarrollo educativo de los nuevos educadores, el establecimiento de un capítulo de IBW donde trabajó para convertirse en educadora de porteo Master, presidenta y coordinadora educativa para su capítulo local. A nivel nacional ha tenido títulos como pertenecer a la junta de directores de la ICM; Tesorera, Coordinadora de Acreditación de la ICM, Coordinadora de la Dirección de la ICM y Coordinadora Superior de Acreditación de la ICM.

Perla ha dedicado gran parte de su vida a la educación y el conocimiento en muchas formas, ganando una maestría en rendimiento vocal misma que aterriza a su vida aplicando educación en casa “homeschooling” a sus cuatro hijos y trabajando en capacidades educativas en su comunidad local.

El premio Perla Robertson al educador de porteo distinguido/destacado, será otorgado a la persona que ha demostrado dedicación al proporcionar educación y apoyo por encima de todo, yendo un paso adelante en el campo de la educación de porteo y ha demostrado un camino claro para que aquellos que deseen seguir este mismo camino como educadores encuentren apoyo.

Award Recognizing Outstanding Diversity and Inclusiveness by a Babywearing Educator 

Diversity can be observed in the varied backgrounds and experiences that make up the fabric of the babywearing community, including, age, citizenship status, class, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The diversity of a community strengthens it.  Inclusivity is the action of embracing diversity and making sure a community actively works towards dismantling systematic challenges that prevent diversity from thriving.  Diversity is the goal and inclusivity is the action that makes it a reality.

This awards seeks to recognize individuals in the babywearing community who have furthered diversity and inclusivity through programs or actions which systematically reduce inequities in the their local communities or the babywearing community at large.  Recipients have had at least one tangible project that has found success which will be evidence of their hard work, something that has effected inclusivity within their organization or community.

 


Premio al educador de porteo que promueve grandemente la diversidad e inclusión

La diversidad se puede observar desde los diversos orígenes y experiencias que conforman el tejido que une a la comunidad del porteo. Incluye edad, ciudadanía/estatus, clase, color, discapacidad, expresión de género, identidad de género, estado civil, nacionalidad, religión, sexo u orientación sexual. La diversidad de una comunidad es lo que la fortalece. La inclusión es la acción de abrazar la diversidad y asegurar que una comunidad trabaje activamente para desmantelar desafíos sistemáticos que impidan que la diversidad prospere. La diversidad es la meta y la inclusión es la acción que la hace realidad.

Este premio busca reconocer a los individuos en la comunidad de porteo que han fomentado la diversidad e inclusividad a través de programas o acciones que reducen la desigualdad en sus comunidades locales o en la comunidad del porteo en general. Los nominados, han tenido por lo menos un proyecto exitoso tangible que será la evidencia de su arduo trabajo, algo que haya impactado la inclusión dentro de su organización o comunidad.