The Excellence in Programming awards were established to distinguish and recognize the outstanding programs.
All current NACA school members attending the NACA® Hartford conference are eligible to submit their respective campus programming board or other campus event planning organization for consideration. There are two rounds for award consideration – a written submission due during the awards nomination period and an oral presentation to
be given at the conference.
First round submissions are due by
Sunday, September 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
First Round: Written Submissions
All member institutions may enter written submissions detailing the excellence of their organizations and the programs they sponsor.
All written submissions must include the following information:
- Name of Institution & Organization
- School Size
- Nominator(s) Name(s), Email, & Phone Number (maximum of 2 people)
- Description of organizational structure and organization mission
- A list and description of four (4) student-run programs, one of which must be a virtual program, to include the following criteria for each:
- a. Goals and/or learning outcomes
- b. How goals and/or learning outcomes were met?
- c. Budget for event
- d. How much did you actually spend?
- e. Location
- f. Target Audience
- g. Attendance
- h. Resources utilized (students, staff, materials, vendors, etc.)
- i. Publicity and Promotion
- j. Did you have challenges? Y or N
- k. How did you respond?
- l. Is this an annual event? Y or N
- m. If yes, how has the event grown and improved from previous years?
First Round Submission Form
Written submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Adherence to formatting guidelines (answered all questions on the entry form)
- Addressed minimum criteria (stated organizational structure, organizational mission, and detailed three programs)
- Ability to connect programs to organizational mission & program goals
- Creativity and originality of marketing efforts
- Demonstrates a range of diversity in programming efforts
- Effective use of resources in programming
- Program originality and creativity
- Overcame adversity in programming
A Committee will review the first-round submissions. Utilizing a rubric, the Committee will evaluate each submission and assign scores. The schools with the highest overall scores will be named finalists. The school is then invited to participate in the On-Site Excellence in Programming Award selection in November. Instructions for On-Site presentations will be sent to finalists no later than Friday, October 1, 2021.