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AWC Student Chapter Awards

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Recognition of individual and collective achievements is one of the founding principles of AWC.  Every spring, student chapters have the opportunity to nominate their chapter, advisor and/or a fellow member for their accomplishments throughout the year.  This is your chance to spotlight those deserving national recognition!

All materials submitted must be for the current fiscal year.  Applications for 2015 are now closed.

To submit a nomination please download this nomination form and send it to national headquarters via mail, email, or fax.

The Awards:

Rising Star
First awarded in 1990, the Rising Star is the highest honor The Association for Women in Communications can bestow on a student member.  The Rising Star Award is given on the basis of leadership activities and special contributions to school and community.  Nominees must also demonstrate commitment to a career in the communications profession.  Each nominee must be a member in good standing with national at the time of nomination, and working toward a degree in communications.
Outstanding Advisor
The faculty advisor forms a critical and necessary link between the students and the national headquarters.  Each in invaluable to the welfare of a healthy chapter.  Advisors guide, mentor and work without compensation, often spending many hours in preparation of programs and materials for student members.  An outstanding advisor will do all of the above and then some.

Outstanding Chapter
This award is based on high quality, visible programming, fundraising activities or special community involvement.  Chapters will be judged in categories according to their size:  
1.  Small: 8-20 members   2.  Large: 20+ members

Please e-mail entries and up to two pages of supporting documentation to  Be sure to include your name, contact information and the nominee name and category in your email.