ACB Outstanding Club Competition
Two Outstanding ACB Club Awards are presented each year by ASHS. Their purpose is to encourage and recognize exceptional planning and execution of club projects and activities of undergraduate horticulture clubs affiliated with ASHS through the Association of Collegiate Branches (ACB) program. These awards are based on the collective judgment by the ASHS Collegiate Activities Committee (CAC), on the diversity, quality, and amount of an ACB club's reported activities. Only clubs who have paid the $60 annual ACB dues are eligible for participation in the Outstanding Club Award.
One award is for large ACB clubs, with 30 or more members, and the second is for small clubs, with membership less than 30 members. The club rating criteria are the same for all clubs, with a maximum of 100 potential points for any club.
Points are awarded on the basis of activities reported by a club's responses to the ACB Club Rating Guidelines, (posted below), which are the criteria for the competition and judging. Clubs deciding to enter should have their responses returned to ASHS Headquarters by 1 May. A CD-ROM of photos of a club's activities throughout the year is to be included with their nomination. The entries are then distributed by ASHS to the CAC.
Please submit one (1) copy as a pdf file and a powerpoint presentation of the club's activities.
The winning Clubs are announced at the ASHS Annual Business Meeting. The award consists of a plaque-mounted certificate, provided by ASHS to the winning ACB Clubs.
Good luck to all competing clubs!
ACB Outstanding Club Competition - Rating Guidelines for all Clubs
1. Club Activities (73 Points)
100 Maximum Total Points