Power of A Awards Judging Criteria
ASAE’s Power of A Awards recognize association programs, activities and initiatives that advance America and the world. These programs may be local, statewide, national or international in scope, but the judges will want to read about how the program moved beyond the association’s “everyday” best practices to truly benefit society.
There are five Power of Associations award categories in which programs can win a PWRA Gold Award or Silver Award. Judges are not required to select a specific number of winners from each category. The PWRA Gold Award winners will automatically enter the judging pool for an ASAE Summit Award, with one Summit winner chosen from each category. The category descriptions can be found here. The criteria on which winning entries are selected are:
Reach of Project or Program
Award-winning entries offer original or effective solutions to today’s societal or business problems. Such programs often involve the association’s members and/or volunteers and have a broad impact on an industry, profession or affected community. These programs may be local, national, or international in scope.
Embodying the Power of Associations
Award-winning entries demonstrate how the initiative embodies The Power of A by leveraging their available resources to address an identified need. Programs will tell the story of how associations were able to go above and beyond their everyday, core mission to achieve extraordinary, measurable results.