ASAE’s Power of A Awards (PWRA) 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 generate some public benefit.
There are five PWRA 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 effectively showcase how associations benefit society through volunteerism, education, social responsibility, innovation, research and problem solving.
Objectives and Outcomes
Award-winning entries generate results that achieve the association’s defined and measurable objectives. Results could demonstrate how the program or project, for example, illustrates an association’s vision for success, elevates their profession’s or industry’s image, protects the interests of their members, can be an easily replicated model for other organizations and/or showcases the important work of associations.
In addition to these criteria, please include in your entry answers a concise summary of why this program fits in the Power of A message. Previous winners have been state or local organizations, as well as national or international organizations, but all have demonstrated on whatever scale how society has benefited from their activities or programs