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CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger Communications Award

This award recognizes a comprehensive communication program that effectively incorporates association messages into newsletters, websites and social media, and used a variety of other communication tactics to reach internal and external audiences.

Eligibility: All divisions/chapters are eligible.

Submit an AFSA Form 100 with links (URLs) to website and/or social media pages, if applicable, as well as any other relevant documentation to support award submission. In addition, submit one copy of at least three separate newsletter editions, if applicable.

Awards will be scored as follows:

  • Social Media (Scoring 40 pts) This category will be evaluated on presence, growth, creativity & innovation, consistency, and engagement
  • Website (Scoring 30 pts max) This category will be evaluated on presence, consistent overall branding, functionality, contact information, and overall appearance
  • Newsletter (Scoring 30 pts max) This category will be evaluated on information content, executive council member articles, news writing/editing/proofing, design, organization, reproduction, and overall appearance.

Division 3 Communications Awards

Division 3 also recognizes Chapters with the following communications awards

  • Chapter Website of the Year
  • Chapter Newsletter of the Year

Chapters will automatically be entered into these awards based upon their submission for the AFSA level communications award. For example, if a Chapter submits a Form 100 with links to their website, they will automatically be entered into the Website of the Year award. If they submit 3 newsletters, a Chapter will automatically be entered into the Newsletter of the Year award. There is no need to submit any additional documentation beyond what you submit for the AFSA level Communication award. If you want your Chapter to be recognized for these awards, ensure you submit the proper documentation.

Division level awards are limited to the Division Level and will not be forwarded to HQ AFSA.