The Gold Crown Media Awards honor excellence in chapter newsletters and websites, as well as outstanding contributions to ASDA national publications.

Media Categories

  • Best Newsletter in Competition
  • Most Improved Newsletter
  • Best Chapter Blog
  • Best Website in Competition
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Use of Chapter Video
  • Editor's Choice*
  • Best Feature Article*
  • Best Blog Post*

*These awards will be presented at the Gold Crown Awards ceremony, but do not require an application.

Application Guidelines & Criteria

The application period is now closed. 

Please follow the guidelines exactly. Entries in violation of the guidelines will be disqualified. Contact our membership department with any questions or concerns. 


Judging is based on standards of excellence itemized in the award criteria. Winners will be announced and presented with an award at the Gold Crown Awards ceremony held during Annual Session 2020 in St. Louis.

Tips for preparing a winning entry

  • Look through the gallery of past winners for examples of winning work.
  • Include original articles in your newsletter (not just event recaps).
  • Use lots of photos in your newsletter, website and on social media.
  • Make sure you have a mix of content that is informative, creative and interesting to your members.
  • Engage your chapter members with social media contests.
  • Survey your chapter members to make sure your website is user-friendly.
  • Provide links on your website and social media to connect your chapter with national ASDA.