It is time to begin gathering materials for two important community awards: the Community Achievement Award and the Community Pacesetter Award. Be sure to take some time to fill out each application so STC members can see how your community shines. Also, look for an upcoming webinar from the Community Affairs Committee later this fall on the award applications and processes.

Note that communities may apply for both awards.

Community Achievement Award 

The Community Achievement Award (CAA) recognizes a SIG, professional, or student chapter’s outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. All communities are encouraged to apply. The CAA process determines the prestigious Community of the Year award.

Due date for 2018 nominations: 28 January 2019

Get the application and guidelines here:


Community Pacesetter Award

STC’s Community Pacesetter Award recognizes innovative and successful community initiatives. Unlike STC’s other Community Achievement awards, which recognize communities for consistent strength in many varied activities, the Pacesetter Award recognizes the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that may be implemented by other STC communities.

Applications are due: 25 February 2019

Get the web form application and guidelines here:

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Timothy Esposito, Community Achievement Award committee chair.


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Introducing the Frank R. Smith Award winners
Introducing the 2020 Jay R. Gould Award Winners
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