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Lamaze International Annual Awards

Lamaze International has an annual awards program to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of childbirth education through exemplary service, research, or media efforts that have made a positive impact improving safe and healthy pregnancy, birth or early parenting. All nominations are due by Friday, June 10.

Awards

The Lamaze International Elisabeth Bing Award
Elisabeth Bing is the co-founder of Lamaze International, a pioneer leader in childbirth education known for introducing and popularizing Lamaze as the gold standard of childbirth education.  This award is "to honor members who have made outstanding contributions in the field of childbirth education." This award is presented to an LCCE educator who has demonstrated dedication to the principles of Lamaze International, made significant contributions in the field of childbirth education, and has achieved national/international recognition. View past winners of this award.

The Lamaze International Research Award 
This award is to honor the person or organization whose research has significantly contributed to the field of childbirth education and normal birth.  This award recognizes and encourages the need for ongoing research in the field of childbirth education to support the evidence-based content of Lamaze education and information. View past winners of this award.

The Lamaze International President's Award
This award is given at the discretion of the President to an individual or organization that embodies the spirit of the Lamaze mission and vision, and has made significant contributions to advancing safe and healthy pregnancy, birth and early parenting through evidence-based education and advocacy. View past winners of this award.

The Lamaze International Media Award
This is an award for Lamaze International to honor individuals or organizations that present normal, physiologic birth and/or Lamaze International in a positive light in the mass media. View past winners of this award.

Nomination Guidelines

An annual call for nominations will be issued to the Lamaze membership. For each award nomination, please complete the online form with the information requested, a description of  how the nominee meets criteria for the award and e-mail a copy of their vita/resume by email. The Executive Committee will review the nominations and select the award recipients. Awards will be presented at the Lamaze International Annual Conference. Award recipients will be notified in advance so that they can make plans to attend if they have not done so already. All nominations are due by Friday, June 10.


Questions? Please contact info@lamaze.org