2021 AMTA Chapter Innovation Award
The AMTA Chapter Innovation Award is recognition for innovative programs/services/events occurring within a chapter. We all want to know about the great things happening in AMTA chapters across the country – and we invite you to share your success stories and innovative ideas on the Volunteer Hub in the "Recognition Zone!" By doing so, your chapter could be eligible to be a recipient of AMTA's annual Chapter Innovation Award. Additionally, posting and sharing your success stories in this forum allows other chapters to learn, grow and even implement similar programs and services within their own chapters.
How does my Chapter qualify?
Eligibility requirements are simple. All chapters are eligible for the award if they are in good standing, have met all of their deliverables and have shared their chapter's innovative events, happenings, etc. on the Volunteer Hub inside the Recognition Zone. The chapter Innovation Award winner(s), if any, will be announced at the President's Awards Reception that takes place at National Convention.
Definition of Innovative
Your chapter submission must be considered "innovative" based on the following definition:
(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.
(of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.
Just post about your successes here in this Recognition Zone discussion forum! You can also use the attachment feature to share graphics/photos/documents etc. Please be sure to use a signature on your post as well.
The awards operational committee will review the Recognition Zone quarterly. All submissions will be reviewed and vetted for eligibility. Additionally, members of our National Board will also be asked to review the "Recognition Zone" periodically, so they can see the great things our chapters are doing.
If your chapter is eligible to be an applicant for the Innovation Award, you will be contacted for more information. There is no formal application process, but we do need you to share your successes in the Recognition Zone. All innovation summaries must be posted in the Recognition Zone by June 1st, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 Innovation Award.
Take-Aways - What do we get if we are selected for this award?
If your chapter is selected as a recipient of the Innovation Award, you will receive a "badge" that you can use on your website, in the Volunteer Hub, and on your chapter's promotional material. Your innovative idea will be shared with other chapters via the Volunteer Hub, and may even be featured in AMTA's Hands On publication Additionally, your chapter will be recognized at National Convention during the awards reception.
We look forward to reviewing your submissions!