Entering your organization in the Power of A Awards program has never been easier! Simply follow these steps:
Fill out the entry form as completely as possible. The Power of A judges look only at this form, so please be sure to provide all of the information requested. Do not send reports or brochures or other supporting materials. If your entry is selected for a Summit Award, ASAE may ask you for video or pictures of your activity to use at the Summit Awards Dinner.
Focus on the Program Description. Be as concise as possible, but take care to explain thoroughly how your program advances America and the world or some segment of society. Following a brief synopsis of the program or activity, it would be appropriate to provide some information in the following three areas:
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, elevate their profession’s or industry’s image, protect the interests of their members, can be an easily replicated model for other organizations and/or showcase the important work of associations.
Concentrate on the need, the activity’s goal, its impact (in terms of outcomes), and the significance of its success.
Numbers are very important as measurements of success, but also describe how the activity improved the lives of those involved or how it benefited society.
Feel free to submit multiple entries in multiple categories.
There is a $50 fee per entry until the Final Deadline, April 30, 2017. Associations based outside of the United States have their entry fee sponsored and do not have to pay the entry fee. For U.S. associations, complete the payment information on the next screen to finish the application process. For international applicants, the entry fee is waived.