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How does SDA recognize excellence in its members and chapters? Members and chapters that meet specific criteria and exemplify the core values of SDA are eligible for 3 main awards - Chapter Excellence Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Star Award.
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When reviewing the submissions, the jury considers the Chapter's best practices in six different areas for the previous year including:
Congratulations to the San Antonio Chapter, winner of the 2017 Chapter Excellence Award. Click here to read their winning submission.
CEA CriteriaCEA Checklist
This prestigious award is presented annually to a member who has made continued and significant contributions to the SDA throughout their membership.
Evaluation is based on the descriptive essay of the nominee’s achievements, letter of reference from nominee’s supervisor and/or professional peer, and volume and type of SDA involvement. Click here to learn more about our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, J. Melodee Schultz from our SDA Houston Chapter. See the list of all prior Lifetime Achievement Award Winners here.Criteria & Rules
The purpose of this award is to recognize the service and dedication of an individual to Society for Design Administration.
It is given for significant contributions to the membership of a Chapter or the entire Society through participation in and support of its meetings and publications, fundraising, recruitment, or other significant activities. Learn more about our 2017 Star Award winners here.Star Submission Form