Local Chapter of the Year Award Nomination Information
The Local Chapter of the Year Awards are presented each year to a regular chapter and a student chapter. The award will be given for chapter activities conducted during a 12-month period from 1 May through 30 April of the year the nomination is submitted. The complete nomination package must be uploaded to the AMS awards system by 1 May. Award winners are notified in July and are acknowledged at the Local Chapter Officers' Breakfast at the AMS Annual Meeting.
Each year at the AMS Annual Meeting local chapters are encouraged to display posters highlighting chapter activities, accomplishments, and events. Posters are judge by the Local Chapter Affairs Committee and first, second, and third place ribbons are awarded to the best regular chapter and student chapter posters. Ribbons are presented at the Chapter Officers' Breakfast at the AMS Annual Meeting.
Poster Competition Rules - It was decided by the Local Chapter Affairs Committee that a chapter can only win 1st place in the poster competition two years in a row. After winning 1st place two years in a row, the chapter will only be considered for 2nd or 3rd place during the next poster competition. After that, the chapter will then be eligible again for 1st place. This is similar to the Chapter of the Year rules, where no chapter can win 1st place more than two years in a row, but can be considered for Honor Roll status. We encourage all chapters to have a poster at the Annual Meeting. It is a great way to show off your chapter and to tell people what your chapter is doing for your community, your members, and the AMS.