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2016 NACCU Awards Submission Information


Distinguished Service Award

New Professional Award

Innovative Technology Award

Marketing Excellence Award

Best Card Design

Best Social Networking and/or Website

Best Video


Distinguished Service Award
Deadline: Nominations closed

Purpose of the Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the campus card industry over the span of their career.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member must be listed as a contact under a current institutional NACCU membership.
  • Member must have worked in the campus card industry for more than 3 years.

Nomination Requirements

All nominees must demonstrate contributions to the industry through a combination of any or all of the following:

  • Participation in the research and development of card related technologies
  • Development of solutions that have been shared with the industry
  • Membership on advisory boards
  • NACCU volunteer
  • Other professional association volunteer
  • Product testing
  • Involvement in industry activity that is above and beyond an individual’s job description
  • Demonstrated courage of her or his convictions to take a risk — a pioneering spirit
  • Published material
  • Presentations
  • At least one letter of support from a colleague who is also a member of NACCU – can be an Institutional or Corporate member (this will be used in presenting the award to the recipient)

Nomination

Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member, or a NACCU Corporate member. Nominees will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, accomplishments, and bios.

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

Award Results

The Awards Committee will evaluate and recommend the recipient of the award to the NACCU Board of Directors for final approval.  The recipient will be announced during the NACCU Annual Conference. The recipient of this award will receive a complimentary registration to NACCU 2017 in Orlando.

Sponsored by PERSONA



New Professional Award
Deadline: Nominations closed

Purpose of the New Professional Award

The New Professional Award (NPA) recognizes individuals who have made contributions to the campus card industry within the first five years of their career.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member must be listed as a contact under a current institutional NACCU membership.
  • Member must have worked in the campus card industry for fewer than five years.

Nomination Requirements

All nominees must demonstrate contributions to the industry through a combination of any or all of the following:

  • NACCU Conference attendance
  • New Professionals Institute attendance preferred, but not required
  • A letter of support from a colleague at their institution (faculty, staff, senior administrator, customer of the program, etc.) illustrating the nominee’s contribution to the success or enhancement of the program.  The support letter does not have to be from a supervisor; it could come from a department that works with the campus card program.
  • Various contributions to NACCU:
    • Contribution of industry articles
    • Committee membership
    • Education session moderator
    • Education session presenter
    • Listserv participation
    • Mentorship program participation
    • Regional workshop attendance
    • Web conference attendance
    • Web content library contribution

Nomination

Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member, or a NACCU Corporate member. Nominees will be asked to submit a bio, letters of reference, and accomplishments.

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

Award Results

The Awards Committee will evaluate and recommend the recipient of the award to the NACCU Board of Directors.  The Board’s decision is final.  The recipient will be announced during the 2016 NACCU Annual Conference. The recipient of this award will receive a complimentary registration to NACCU 2017 in Orlando.

Sponsored by U.S. Bank



Innovative Technology Award
Deadline: Nominations closed

Purpose of Innovative Technology Award

The Innovative Technology Award is presented annually to an institution that has introduced a unique and innovative technology-based solution to support services used by campus card programs.

Eligibility Requirements

The Institutional Member’s institution is recognizable and a known institution by NACCU members, NACCU Awards Committee, and NACCU Corporate members.

The innovative technology implementation demonstrates merit as being innovative but viable and can be easily interpreted.

Nomination Requirements

All submissions must present a document that outlines the following:

  • Describe the challenge and/or the opportunity
  • Describe the concept of what is it that will be attempted/undertaken and what makes it innovative
  • Detail the steps taken to determine a solution based on the innovation being undertaken
  • Provide information about the evaluation of the solution including measured results
  • Describe the next steps and conclusion

Nomination

Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member or NACCU Corporate member. The nominated Institution representative must submit the required materials.The nomination must include a contact under a current institutional NACCU member

NOMINATIONS CLOSED.

The nomination must include a contact under a current institutional NACCU member

Award Results

The Awards Committee will determine results for the award based on whether the entry meets the eligibility requirements as well as demonstrates the innovative technology results and outcomes. Each entry will be scored on a common scoring method. The nomination receiving the top score will be forwarded to the NACCU Board of Directors for final approval.  The recipient will be announced during the NACCU Annual Conference . The recipient of this award will receive a complimentary registration to NACCU 2017 in Orlando.

Sponsored by HID Global

 



Marketing Excellence Award
Deadline: Nominations closed

Purpose of the Marketing Excellence Award

The Marketing Excellence Award recognizes an institution’s use of a variety of marketing efforts to enhance their campus card’s visibility and value on campus. This award is presented to a NACCU Institutional member that fully demonstrates excellence in integrating a variety of marketing initiatives.

Eligibility for this award requires:

Use and integration of three or more of the following marketing efforts to promote the visibility and value of an institution's campus card program: Web; Video; Social Media; Print; Promotional Items (SWAG); Contests.

Demonstrated return on investment. Examples may include but are not limited to improved financials (e.g. a chart depicting growth from year to year), enhanced customer service (e.g. letters of commendation or program accolades), and the achievement of a defined department or college/university initiative.

Nomination Requirements

All submissions must present a document that outlines the following:

  • Describe how the institution integrated a variety of marketing initiatives to enhance their campus card’s visibility and value on campus. Include web links when appropriate with a maximum of five pages per submission.
  • Overall Marketing Strategy/Plan: What were your objectives, and how were the tools you used linked to those objectives? (Explain what you did and why you did it.) This section is worth 40 points.
  • Creativity: Attach pictures, documents or screenshots of the materials used in the campaign. This section is worth 25 points.
  • Measurable Results: Include statistics, charts or any documentation that illustrates the results of the marketing efforts. This section is worth 25 points.
  • Lessons learned: What worked well, and what could you improve upon next time? This section is worth 10 points.
  • The nomination must include a contact under a current institutional NACCU member

Nomination

NOMINATIONS CLOSED

Award Results

The Awards Committee will determine results for the award based on whether the entry meets the eligibility requirements and will score each submission based on a common scoring method. The nomination receiving the top score will be forwarded to the NACCU Board of Directors for final approval.   The recipient will be announced during the NACCU Annual Conference . The recipient of this award will receive a complimentary registration to NACCU 2017 in Orlando.

Sponsored by Apriva



Best Card Design
Deadline: March 25, 2016

Purpose of the Best Card Design Award

To recognize Institutional Members that have implemented a university card design on their respective campus

Nomination Requirements

Nominees may be self nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member, or a NACCU Corporate member. Nominees will submit entries to the National Office prior to the designated deadline. 

Nomination and Submission Materials

To submit your card design, send a .jpg of the front of your card to office@naccu.org. Be sure that the image is a minimum of 72dpi and 600 px wide.  If your card office offers multiple designs, please choose one design to submit.  

Award Results

This award will be voted on by NACCU members online prior to the conference.

Entries will be published to the membership for open voting.  The National Office will track the online voting returns.  For each award, the nomination receiving the top votes from NACCU membership will be the award recipient. 

Sponsored by TCF Bank



Best Social Networking and/or Website
Deadline: March 25, 2016

Purpose of the Best Social Networking and/or Website Award

To recognize Institutional Members who have most effectively used Social Networking and/or Website design and usage to market and provide information about their campus card program.

Nomination Requirements

Nominees may be self nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member, or a NACCU Corporate member.  Nominees will submit entries to the National Office prior to the designated deadline.  

Nomination and Submission Materials

To submit your entry send a PDF that contains live links of any websites that promote your card program (e.g. homepage, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to office@naccu.org. You may include screenshots of pages not publicly accessible. 

Award Results

This award will be voted on by NACCU members online prior to the conference.

Entries will be published to the membership for open voting.  The National Office will track the online voting returns.  For each award, the nomination receiving the top votes from NACCU membership will be the recipient. 

Sponsored by TCF Bank


 


Best Video(s)
Deadline: March 25, 2016

Purpose of the Best Video Award

To recognize Institutional Members that have most effectively used online videos to market and provide information about their campus card program. 

Nomination Requirements

Nominees may be self nominated or nominated by another NACCU Institutional member, or a NACCU Corporate member.  Nominees will submit entries to the National Office prior to the designated deadline.  

Nomination and Submission Materials

To submit your video send the link(s) to your videos to office@naccu.org.

Award Results

This award will be voted on by NACCU members online prior to the conference.

Entries will be published to the membership for open voting.  The National Office will track the online voting returns.  For each award, the nomination receiving the top votes from NACCU membership will be the award recipient. 

Sponsored by TCF Bank

 

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