ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards
About the Awards
The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards are held every year in Spring. These Awards recognize chapters that display considerable initiative during the academic year. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in five key areas. Winning chapters in each of these five areas receive $500 USD and a "best of" icon to proudly display on their chapter's website. These chapters are featured on the ACM website and in ACM MemberNet.
Apply for an Award
To be considered for one or more of these awards, ACM student chapters must complete the specific application for the category they are applying for by Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 pm EST. The applications are provided below:
Outstanding Activities: https://bit.ly/acm-chapter-outstanding-activities
Outstanding Website: https://bit.ly/acm-chapter-outstanding-website
Outstanding Recruitment: https://bit.ly/acm-chapter-outstanding-recruitment
Outstanding Community Service: https://bit.ly/acm-chapter-outstanding-community-service
Outstanding School Service: https://bit.ly/acm-chapter-outstanding-school-service
Each application will require an essay. Please ensure to use your official chapter name in your essays. The following are the guidelines (4000 character maximum):
Outstanding Chapter Activities
For ACM student chapters that sponsor a series of exceptional activities throughout the year or have focused their efforts on a single major activity. Tell us about your chapter's most successful activities. Be sure to describe each activity, including how many people participated, how it was funded, and what made it a success. If you have web pages for these activities, include the URLs.
Outstanding Chapter Website
For ACM student chapters that maintain an outstanding chapter website. Tell us about the design and content of your website and any noteworthy features. Also tell us how you created it and what you do to keep it up to date. Don't forget to provide the URL so the judges can check it out.
For ACM student chapters that have done an excellent job of recruiting chapter members. Tell us about your recruiting program. How do you let students at your school know about your chapter and how do you get them interested in joining? What factors are most critical to your success? How many individuals does your chapter have?
Outstanding Community Service
For ACM student chapters that have made significant contributions to their communities through one major service project or a series of smaller projects. Tell us about each project, who it served, and how many people participated. Why was your chapter interested in these particular projects? If you have web pages for these projects, include the URLs.
Outstanding School Service
For ACM student chapters that have made significant contributions to their own schools through one major service project or a series of smaller projects. Tell us about projects that help your fellow students, your department, or your school in general. Tell us about each project, how many people participated, and how it helped your school. If you have web pages for these projects, include the URLs. (Note, if you have worked on projects to help other schools, for example neighboring high schools, apply for the Community Service award rather than the School Service award.)
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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