The Chapter Award of Excellence
in Web Communication


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Past Winners

San Diego Chapter (Large)
East Bay Chapter (Small)

About this Award

The Chapter Award of Excellence in Communication is presented to the chapter(s) that provide comprehensive Web-based communication to their members that informs them of chapter activities, related events and opportunities. The ability to meet the needs of the viewer, appearance, quality, resources and continual improvement will be reviewed. The judging panel will consist of an IFMA staff person, two members who have experience in chapter leadership positions and two additional IFMA champions.

Chapters must be in good standing with IFMA. A chapter that has won this award within the past two years is ineligible to participate.

Criteria & Scoring

Judges score entries based on the following criteria and point guidance. Learn more »

  1. Describe the chapter’s overall strategy for communication. How is this strategy tied into the chapter’s strategic plan? (0-20 pts.)
  2. What information is available from the chapter’s web site, when was it last updated and how frequently is it updated? (0-20 pts.)
  3. What information is electronically communicated to the membership in addition to the web site (i.e., meeting announcements, newsletters)? How frequently is information sent? Who is responsible for disseminating the information? (0-20 pts.)
  4. What is the degree of member involvement in contributing to the success of the chapter’s communication (i.e., contribution of editing, development, maintenance and photography)? Are there any opportunities for member input/interaction? (0-10 pts.)
  5. How has the chapter’s communication changed and evolved over the years? ((0-10 pts.)
  6. How do you measure the success of the chapter’s communication? (0-20 pts.)

Additional Information

Specific requirements for the Chapter Award of Excellence in Communication:

  • Nominator must be an IFMA member in good standing (dues current).
  • Chapter must be recertified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

General Information

  • Nominations are scored on content only, not creative presentation of the submission.
  • The submission covers activities from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
  • Submission forms are PDF documents. Get Adobe Reader
  • Submission form information should be typed or computer-generated within the PDF form.
  • All answers are limited to one page (500 words).
  • Please limit exhibits to five file attachments unless specifically stated otherwise in the award category.
  • Please be sure to email the completed submission form and exhibit files as email attachments to
  • Exhibits, such as booklets, pictures, are an important part of this submission.
  • All questions on the nomination form should be completed as requested.
  • Authorization should be made digitally on the PDF form.
  • Deadline for receipt of nomination to IFMA is May 12, 2014.