Purpose To encourage local chapters to become actively involved in the National Officer Team Social Media Challenges; and to encourage local chapters to publicize their local activities and events.
Eligibility All applicants must be in good standing with Business Professionals of America. This award is open to members in the Middle Level, Post-Secondary and Secondary Divisions. Business Professionals of America will be hosting a variety of challenges throughout the year in various social media outlets. Each chapter must fulfill at least four of the activities and write one activity description using the online application (500 word maximum). Description must include a full description of the activities (what happened, how it went, who was involved) and links to chapter social media pages where the activities took place.
These challenges are (must complete 4):
Guidelines and Application Applications must be submitted utilizing the online application. Submission applications must include all activity descriptions. Partial applications will not be accepted or combined. Do not begin the application online submission form until you have completed all activities.
Applications due April 1.
Qualification Period Activities completed between April 2, 2016 and April 1, 2017 (11:59 PM EST) can be counted towards this award.
General Information Applicants may only count activities once in the BPA Cares Award Program, except Service Learning Individual and Chapter Activities Award of Excellence. Chapters may complete more than one activity to equal the total number of hours/dollars. Activity descriptions cannot exceed 500 words in total.
NO E-MAIL OR MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
All materials submitted become the property of Business Professionals of America and may be used as the National Center deems appropriate.
It is not necessary for a chapter to attend the National Leadership Conference to participate in the program and receive the award.
DO NOT SEND ANY AWARD APPLICATION(S) AS PART OF ANOTHER APPLICATION. AWARDS MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED WITH TECHNICAL PROJECTS FOR COMPETITIVE EVENTS. EACH AWARD MUST BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY.
Recognition Chapters who complete a minimum of three (3) activities will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The top chapter in each Division completing the most activities will receive an Award of Achievement and recognition on stage at the National Leadership Conference.
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Non-Discrimination Policy It is the policy of Business Professionals of America that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.
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