The applications for the 2020 Community Achievement and Community Pacesetter Awards are now available.

Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards (CAA) recognize Special Interest Groups (SIGs), professional, or student chapters  with outstanding accomplishments in achieving the Society’s goals through a wide range of programs and activities. The CAAs are presented at STC Summit the year after the award was earned. The award reflects the year the award is presented, e.g. the 2020 award is for work completed in 2019.

What’s New

The CAA Committee processed feedback and analysis from the past few years and revised the application accordingly. In general, more emphasis was placed on offering a variety of programs. Also, some of the sections were combined or renamed. In total, you can earn up to seven more points through leadership, programs, and outreach. Some areas were evaluated and removed, such as the task for using STC web hosting, as it was determined they did not constitute a requirement for being an outstanding community. The old Member Engagement section was broken apart and embedded in different sections. Some are in the Education section, and some are in Programs and Events section. A new Member Recognition section has also been created. For a complete list of the changes to the application, see the CAA Guidelines document. Community leaders should review the changes in the CAA guidelines and application so they can plan their year accordingly. The Community Achievement Award application is due on 31 January 2020.

Community Pacesetter Awards

STC’s Community Pacesetter Awards recognize innovative and successful community initiatives. Unlike STC’s other Community Achievement awards, which recognize communities for consistent strength in many varied activities, the Pacesetter Awards recognize the successful implementation of a single beneficial innovation that may be implemented by other STC communities. The Community Pacesetter Awards are presented at STC Summit the year after the award was earned. The award reflects the year the award is presented, e.g. the 2020 award is for work completed in 2019.

What’s New

The process for submitting a Pacesetter remains unchanged; use the Web form found on the Pacesetter page. The Community Pacesetter Award application is due on 31 January 2020.
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