Beginning in 2021, the Unit will present the Jan Janitschke Award annually to recognize an individual displaying “outstanding teaching or mentoring contributions to the membership of Denver Bridge Unit 361.”

Nominations for contributions made in 2021 will soon be accepted from Unit members, utilizing the form below. The nomination period ends on February 28, 2022.

Your nomination should describe how the individual meets these criteria for the award used by the Unit Board in making the selection:

  • What has this person done to advance bridge education and/or mentoring in the Denver area?
  • How has this this individual impacted you or others in the bridge community?
  • How has this person contributed time and energy to help less experienced Unit members become better, more confident bridge players?

Things to note:

  • The education and/or mentoring is not limited to newer players.
  • The award is open to a person who has facilitated education and/or mentoring as well as a person who has taught or mentored directly.
  • The focus should be on calendar year 2021, but the body of work can be considered as well.