CASE District IV will also participate in the CASE Platinum categories. These seven categories focus on best practices in the advancement field. Participants will enter at the district level and up to two winners in each category will advance to compete against winners from the other CASE districts. To learn more, view the Platinum entry categories and criteria.
Accolades Official Rules
The competition will open on Tuesday, November 1 and will close on Friday, January 6.
All employees of member institutions in CASE District IV are eligible for these awards. Work done by freelancers or outside agencies is eligible but must be submitted by the institution. Any project produced or implemented since November 1, 2015 is eligible for the competition.
Entries are judged by a panel of experts who are not current advancement professionals in District IV.
Entries may be selected to receive the following awards:
- Gold- presented for an entry judged to be the best of its class.
- Silver- presented for an exceptional entry.
- Bronze- presented for an outstanding entry.
- Honorable Mention- presented, at the judges’ discretion, for an entry that deserves recognition.
Awards are not necessarily given in each category.
Award winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing. The names of the winners will also be published in an official Awards Listing and distributed at the 2017 CASE Conference.
The names of the office and institution responsible for the winning entry appear on the awards certificates. (If multiple copies of the winner certificates are needed, additional certificates may be ordered at a cost of $15 each from the Awards Co-Chair, Jenni McDermott, until May 31, 2017. After that date, no extra certificates will be printed.) This form will be available at the conference award presentation and online following the conference.
ENTRY PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The fee per entry is $35. Multiple entries are encouraged. A project may be entered in more than one category, but an entry fee is needed for each category. Members must pay for their award entries by credit card only.
If submitting hard copy pieces, the entries must be postmarked no later than January 6, 2017. Please make sure entries are mailed to the correct judging coordinator. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Winning entries will be displayed at the 2017 CASE Conference at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.
Any entries not retrieved by the end of the conference will be discarded. Non-winning entries are not returned unless prior arrangements have been made.
Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas, March 5-7.
If you have questions, contact the appropriate judging coordinator or Awards Co-Chair, Keturi Beatty at Keturi.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 940-891-6860.