This award was established in 2020 and is meant to recognize the Section that has experienced the greatest momentum (or most improvement) in the past year.
To qualify for the award, a Section must submit a narrative that is no longer than six pages including photographs, and can address (but is not limited to) activity in any of the following areas: Meetings, Student/Younger Member Support; Application of Technical Knowledge; Networking Events; K-12 STEM Outreach; New Member Recruitment; Diversity and Inclusion; Training/Professional Development; Field Trips/Technical Tours; Service Projects; Funding Support; LeadershipITE involveent; Advocacy.
The narrative should cover specific improvements or special efforts that Section leadership has implemented that have resulted in positive change for the Section and its members. Examples could include, but are not limited to, efforts to engage public agencies, increase attendance at meetings, and specific outreach plans to younger members. This narrative should show off how applying good ideas is bringing your Section success.
Sections should submit their entries as a PDF to their District Award Coordinator by March 1. Each District will then select one winning Section for entry in the International competition via https:// ite-awards.secure-platform.com/a/ by April 1. These deadlines allow judging to be complete in time for the award winner to be announced at the ITE Annual Meeting.
The Section winning the award will be recognized at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exposition and in ITE Journal.