American Associations Day 2019

MARCH 28-29, 2019

Schedule of Events

Scholarship Information

Hyatt Hotel Block

American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where association professionals like you can connect with Congressional offices and share your story on important association issues. This year our issues will be the value of association meetings to the economy and society along with association tax issues.

This unique opportunity allows you, as an association professional, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the association industry, but your own organization as well. Join the ASAE Board reception and network with leaders in our field.

The event is open to any association executive, staff member, or leadership volunteer that is passionate about association issues and wants to make a difference, as well as meet and network with fellow advocates from across the country. Registration is free, and out-of-town attendees are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $300 to reimburse travel costs if they visit their members of Congress. The education session on Thursday, March 28 is worth 3.5 CAE credit hours. Please note that this year the Hill visits will take place on Friday, March 29. Congress will not be in session, but this will allow Congressional staff to focus on our meetings and our message.

To register click here. For questions contact Nathan Fisher, Manager, Public Policy, at nfisher@asaecenter.org.

Associations have achieved so many legislative successes over the past few years: defending association meetings, protecting the charitable deduction, adding nonprofits to a small employer tax credit, and promoting association meetings as economic drivers.  Those successes are due to association executives creating lasting connections with their members of Congress.  American Associations Day is your chance to create those connections and lay the groundwork for future legislative successes, both for the association community and your own association.

Phyllis Tickle Awards coming soon!

Welcome to the Phyllis Tickle Awards

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Feb. 20, 2019
Top Winners receive paid, professional publication in our anthology, The Phyllis Tickle Awards 2018: Best Church Communications of the Year

The Phyllis Tickle Awards are an annual contest and year-long professional-development resource for church communicators. The awards are organized by Awareness Campaign Inc., a group dedicated to the promotion of excellence and openness in communications.

The Phyllis Tickle Awards were established by and for church communicators, to:
• Celebrate excellence in church communications;
• Recognize and promote the work of the creators of great writing, visual arts and church events;
• Engage more church members and the general public in the Good News of Jesus Christ as expressed by our work;
• Promote and encourage more “church literacy” initiatives.

ENTRIES MAY BE ANY WORK CREATED FROM EASTER 2017 THROUGH EASTER WEEKEND, 2018, INCLUSIVE.

After more than 20 years designing, administering, judging (and sometimes winning) communications awards for local, national and international groups, we at Awareness Campaign Inc. have found that the best church communications are created not only at the denominational or national-administration level, but at the congregational and even individual levels.

For the first time in history, the most advanced communications technology and techniques are available to everyone, regardless of the size and scope of their organization. Church communicators have grabbed that ball and run with it, and the Phyllis Tickle Awards are here to celebrate and share their great work.

Deadline is Feb. 20, so coffee up and hit the keyboards!

Church Clarion Awards Guide and Categories

POST YOUR ENTRIES HERE

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 20, 2018

GENERAL GUIDELINES: 

ENTRIES MAY BE ANY WORK CREATED FROM EASTER 2017 THROUGH EASTER WEEKEND, 2018, INCLUSIVE.

TO ENTER: Navigate to the ONLINE AWARDS ENTRY SITE, register, and follow instructions. Print materials should be uploaded as PDFs. The cost is $17 per entry.

YOUR “COVER LETTER” for each entry may include as much or as little information you would like to share about the entry, including:

  • Date and place it was created
  • Church or faith group it was created for
  • Names of all people who contributed to the entry
  • Objective — formulation of specific objectives and plans to achieve it
  • Methods — Techniques and tools employed to achieve objective
  • Results — explanation of how results were measured, including cost effectiveness, and to what extent objectives were reached

WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

  • Church Clarion Gold Award winners receive $250 cash awards and publication in our anthology, The Church Clarion Awards 2018: Best Communications of the Year.  NOTE: We firmly believe in paying creators for their work. For inclusion in the Church Clarion Awards anthology, we receive Non-Exclusive, One-Time Publication Rights. The copyright holder, (you, the author or artist, your organization or publication), retain copyright ownership of your work. (For an extremely useful discussion of publishing rights and contests in general, see this article from the Writers-Editors.com website.)
  • Silver Award winners in each category receive $100.
  • All finalists and winners receive notification and a sample press release congratulating them for their great work, as well as a general press release to national and international religious media.
  • First-, Second- and Third-Place Winners receive mailed, hard-copy certificates on archival paper, plus church-media PR and promotions to national and local news media.
  • All entries will be annotated with judges’ comments. One of the goals of The Church Clarion Awards is to be a professional-development resource. We want to help all church communicators improve their skills. Your effort deserves constructive feedback!

CATEGORIES — Enter as many as you would like. You may win only once in each category (i.e., you may not win both first- and second-place awards in the same category)

CATEGORY A: WRITING

A1. Theological Reflection or Sermon

A2. Church History, Online

A3. Church History, Printed

CATEGORY B: PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING

B1. Website — Submit URL of the site. Criteria focus on content, user experience, fulfillment of mission as well as design.

B2. Newsletter, Print — For church members or the general public.

B3. Newsletter, Digital — E-mailed to subscribers

B4. Poster — Single sheet describing the church, institution or organization and/or a special event or program.

B5. Flyer — Single sheet describing the church, institution or organization and/or a special event or program.

B6. Brochure — Folded single sheet describing the church, institution or organization and/or a special event or program.

B7. Public Relations / Advertising Campaign — Series of broadcast, electronic and/or print ads designed to advertise the institution or a special project/event.

CATEGORY C: SOCIAL MEDIA

C1. Best Social Medial Presence — Submit PDF’s of screenshots, links and other supporting material to describe your use, reach and impact of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest etc.

C2. Social Media Campaign — Submit PDF’s of screenshots, links and other supporting material to give overview of campaign.

CATEGORY D: VISUAL ARTS/GRAPHICS

D1. Photography, All Media — Photographs are judged on aesthetic merit, regardless of medium of publication.

D2. Video — May be for members or for the general public.

D3. Graphic Design — Images, icons, logos or overall design for newsletters, infographics, posters, advertisements, event branding, etc.