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Awards Resources


Applicants and Nominators:

Writing a Strong Nomination: Tips for Applicants: These recommendations from the national Awards Committee are meant to help applicants and nominators strengthen their award nominations. 

National Member Awards application requirements: A downloadable version of the national Member Awards application requirements.

Awards Committee:

Awards Committee Guiding Principles: This list of practices employed by the national ACTE Awards Committee provides recommendations on how to ensure fair practices throughout the application and judging process for your committee members.

Awards Committee Member Position Description: Are you looking for judges or a new awards chair to take over your awards program? This national awards committee member position description provides information on the commitment involved at the national level, but can be used as a basis for a similar position description in your state or Region. 

National Member Awards Rubric: A downloadable version of the national Member Awards rubric. 

Award Chairs / Administrators:

Why Awards Matter, and What You Can Do to Grow Your Program (Recorded Webinar). This presentation was given as part of the March 2015 state call. The awards segment begins around 11:40, and the presentation focuses on the purpose of awards and some common trouble areas for getting awards programs to grow. 

Responsibilities and Permissions on the ACTE Awards Portal: The Awards Portal is a handy tool that automates several steps of the application and judging process. This chart outlines the various functions that can be performed via the ACTE Awards Portal by the automated system as well as those that are managed by the state program administrator and ACTE staff. 

Help for Admins on the ACTE Awards Portal: Link to the help page for administrators on the ACTE Awards Portal. 

Marketing Your Awards Program: This guide reviews some of the basics of marketing your awards program and provides sample messaging for various stages of the program.  

ACTE Excellence Awards (brochure): A downloadable version of the ACTE Excellence Awards brochure. If you are a state leader, you can request that ACTE print copies for your state conference using the conference materials request form.
Press Releases for Award Winner Announcements & Style Guide: An easy and quick way to recognize your winners is to draft a press release and circulate that to your local press. This guide includes tips and samples for drafting press releases as well as some style guide recommendations for writing about awards.    
Does your state have other resources that would benefit other state awards coordinators? Are there resources that would be particularly helpful for your program that are not available here? Contact Kate Dowdy (kdowdy@acteonline.org) to share or recommend new resources for this page.  


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