Awards Recognizing Chapters and Conferences

The Assembly of State Conferences presents awards each June to chapters and conferences who have outstanding newsletters and Web pages. Awards are given for:

Outstanding Tabloid Style Conference Newsletter
Outstanding Conventional Style Conference Newsletter
Outstanding Chapter Newsletter
Outstanding Conference Web page
Outstanding Chapter Web page

The ASC established the awards to recognize outstanding achievement by conferences and chapters in promoting organizational communications and visibility. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges composed of three faculty members appointed by the chair of the ASC, who serves ex officio on the panel.

The awards will be presented at the ASC June meeting, held in conjunction with the national AAUP annual meeting.

The deadline for nominations is April 15.

Please contact Brian Turner if you have questions.

Guidelines for the Conference Newsletter Award
1. The conference must publish at least two issues per year.
2. The newsletters must have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the prior year. Applicants are encouraged to submit multiple issues of newsletters published within this period.
3. Each applicant must submit five (5) copies of each publication to the judges.

Guidelines for the Chapter Newsletter Award
1. The chapter must publish at least two issues per semester.
2. The newsletters must have been published between January 1 and December 31 of the prior year. Applicants are encouraged to submit multiple issues of newsletters published within this period.
3. Each applicant must submit five (5) copies of each publication to the judges.

Criteria for the ASC Chapter and Conference Newsletter Awards
Each newsletter will be judged on the following three categories: Writing and Editing, Design, and Graphics Overall Effectiveness.

Entry Information
Applicants must provide the following information with their submissions:
1. Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available)
2. Name and address of newsletter editor, if different
3. Name of conference or chapter
4. Publication schedule
5. Distribution
6. A brief description of how the newsletter is prepared and printed, what tools or programs are used, and who does the writing, editing, and layout of the newsletter.

Guidelines for the Chapter and Conference Web page Awards
Each Web page will be judged on the following four categories:
1. As a source of information
2. Ease of use
3. Regularity of updates
4. Appearance

Entry Information
Applicants must provide the following information with their submissions:
1. Name of Chapter or Conference
2. Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available)
3. Name and address of webmaster, if different
4. URL
5. Brief description of how the Web page is maintained, what programs are used and who prepares content.