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The Gold Crown Awards Program is back in a new way. In the new Gold Crown Awards Program, featuring a streamlined application process, chapters will apply addressing 6 categories: member engagement, community service, advocacy, health & wellness, member communications and professional development & leadership.

The goal of the Gold Crown Awards Program is to recognize the efforts of our chapters to support ASDA’s mission through chapter programming. Addressing the 6 Gold Crown categories showcases the strengths and value that chapters bring to ASDA.

Award Categories

Gold Crown ASDA Chapter 11 district finalists are recognized that excel in all six of the Gold Crown categories: Member Engagement and Value, Community Service, Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Member Communications and Professional Development & Leadership. One Gold Crown ASDA Chapter is selected from 11 district finalists. The Gold Crown ASDA Chapter will receive a $1000 monetary award.

Individual Gold Crown Awards One chapter is recognized in each of the six Gold Crown categories: Member Engagement and Value, Community Service, Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Member Communications and Professional Development & Leadership.

Learn more about Gold Crown Categories.

Member Engagement and Value - Recognizes one outstanding chapter membership engagement event or chapter member benefit program aimed at increasing member engagement and value.

Community Service - Recognizes one outstanding chapter community service event that creates connections with our communities.

Advocacy - Recognizes one outstanding chapter advocacy event that educates and involves members in ASDA’s advocacy and legislative priorities.

Health & Wellness - Recognizes one outstanding chapter wellness event that educates members and involves members in ASDA’s Five Dimensions of Wellness.

Member Communications - Recognizes one outstanding chapter communication (such as an enewsletter, the chapter website, or chapter social media campaign) that keeps members informed about ASDA.

Professional Development & Leadership - Recognizes one outstanding chapter event that develops professional and leadership skills of chapter members.

How to Apply:

  • Create one 2-minute video addressing the Gold Crown categories.
  • Submit your video and 250 words per category through the awards submission link in each of the six Gold Crown categories: member engagement, community service, advocacy, health & wellness, member communications and professional development & leadership.
  • Watch the Gold Crown Awards Webinar providing an overview of the Gold Crown Awards application process.

Eligibility:

  • Programs/events must be conducted between January 1, 2022 and December 15, 2022.
  • Programs/events must be organized by the ASDA chapter, not the school, even at auto enroll chapters where every student is an ASDA member.
  • Chapter must be in compliance with ASDA’s chapter policies as stated in ASDA’s national bylaws.

Scoring Information for Awards:

  • The Gold Grown ASDA chapter video counts for 30% and the report counts for 70%.
  • Individual categories are awarded based on reports only.
  • The Council on Membership will review submissions and determine 11 district finalists, the Gold Crown ASDA Chapter Award winner and the 6 individual Gold Crown Award winners.
  • Individual Gold Crown Awards may not be awarded to the Gold Crown ASDA Chapter winner.

Timeline:

  • November 15 – Submissions open.
  • December 15 – Submissions close.
  • January – Council on Membership reviews chapter reports and videos. The Council selects winners.
  • February/Annual Session – Individual chapter category winners and the Gold Crown ASDA Chapter Award winner are announced at Annual Session. The Gold Crown ASDA Chapter Award winner video is shown during Annual Session. District finalists are posted on ASDA’s website.
  • February/After Annual Session – Winners highlighted in ASDA publications.