EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK ON ACTIVITY ENTRIES

All activity entries are individually evaluated, and either Approved or Declined.

Activity entries which have not yet been evaluated, reflect as Pending on a member’s activities entry page.

Evaluators use the following inscriptions to indicate the “status” of each entry they have evaluated:

Approved

Approved via Scores

Approved with feedback

Acknowledged

Reviewed with feedback

Declined

Explanation of evaluation inscriptions:

Approved:  when a member’s activity entry and attached proving documentation conforms with the prescripts of paragraph 6 above, the evaluators will indicate that entry as ApprovedThe entry counts towards maintenance of dedicated status.  Unless it is a sport shooting related score entry which forms part of a number of sport shooting related scores which were shot on the same date - then only one of those scores entries for the same date counts towards maintenance of dedicated status (see paragraph 4).

Approved via Scores:  scores entries which members make on the Scores page of their Personal Natshoot Profile page for NHSA In-House postal shooting exercises, and which are approved there, will automatically also reflect as approved activity entered.  This entry counts towards maintenance of dedicated status.  Unless it is a sport shooting related score entry which forms part of a number of sport shooting related scores which were shot on the same date - then only one of those scores entries for the same date counts towards maintenance of dedicated status (see paragraph 4).

Approved with feedback:  evaluators have approved the activity, but find it necessary to inform the member of something to correct at the next entry; i.e. please remember to also attach a hunting letter next time.  This entry counts towards maintenance of dedicated status.

Acknowledged:  entries are acknowledged so that they can reflect positively on a member’s NHSA Activities & Scores Report, but cannot count towards maintenance of dedicated status as it does not conform to the prescripts in paragraph 6; i.e. black powder cannon shooting with proving documents attached.  Activities which are entered in example 2017, and which are meant for 2016 activities, will be indicated as Acknowledged only as they cannot any longer be taken to count against maintaining dedicted status for instance, 2016.  Entries indicated with Acknowledged as evaluator's inscription, do not count towards maintenance of dedicated status.

Reviewed with feedback:  the evaluators will indicate that this entry can only be approved if the member attaches additional proving documents or if the prescripts of paragraph 6 have not been met in full (evaluators will clearly indicated how the entry can be corrected to be approved).  The member can then correct the specific entry on his/her Personal Natshoot Profile page and then re-submit that entry for re-evaluation. 

Declined:  activity entries, which do not conform to the prescripts of paragraph 6 at all, are Declined.  A Declined entry cannot be deleted by the member or by the evaluators, as the system is set-up not to allow such actions.

Explanation of inscription indicators on a member's NHSA Activities & Scores Report:

The different “status” indications of an activity entry made by the evaluators all reflect on a member’s NHSA Activities & Scores Report.  At the bottom of this report, the different evaluation indicators are explained so that the person reading the report will understand what each inscription next to an entry means.  This is done in the following manner:

Pending: the entry has not yet been evaluated by NHSA.

Acknowledged: the entry is accepted as a valid activity to be entered but cannot count towards annual maintenance of dedicated status.

Approved: the activity is approved and counts towards annual maintenance of dedicated status.

Declined: the activity was entered incorrectly and must be re-entered

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