American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Charge Up Your Chapter

Charge_Up_275The Charge Up Your Chapter campaign awards prizes to local chapters that have members who are actively engaged in national NSSLHA and ASHA activities. Here's the chance to showcase how your chapter gets "charged up" about NSSLHA membership!

View the Charge Up Your Chapter winners from 2013!

Boost your chapter's energy and power! Give your members a jump start on their connection to a network of resources and life-long rewards.

Charge Up Your Chapter Eligibility and Rules

The chapters that are selected for an award will be determined based on data collected by staff from NSSLHA, ASHA, or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation. All qualifying data will be retrieved through the NSSLHA/ASHA database management system, Convention registration system, or the Higher Education System.

Qualifying data are defined as

  • data belonging to a chapter that has recertified with national NSSLHA by October 31,
  • data from individuals who are registered website users on the NSSLHA/ASHA website by October 31,
  • data from individuals who have identified the academic program with which they are currently affiliated in the NSSLHA/ASHA database,
  • data from individuals who have applied for NSSLHA, ASHA, or American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation awards, grants, scholarships, or competitions,
  • data entered into the ASHA Convention registration database, and
  • data entered into the Higher Education System.

Chapter Recognition Awards

The NSSLHA Council is rewarding local chapters that are successful in engaging their members to participate in national programs and activities. The categories of involvement include

Video Contest

To participate, the local chapter must

  1. be in good standing with national NSSLHA by October 31;
  2. record a no longer than 3-minute video that must be
    • inspired by the 2014 ASHA Convention theme "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery.,"
    • creative and original,
    • appropriate to be posted on the NSSLHA YouTube channel and other forms of social media;
  3. upload the video to the Application Management System by October 31.

Videos will be judged on creativity, message, and relevance to the topic. Videos may be humorous or serious, but—more important—they must convey energy and the 2014 ASHA Convention theme.

T-Shirt Contest

To participate, the local chapter must

  1. be in good standing with national NSSLHA by October 31;
  2. design an image that can be worn on a t-shirt. The design also must meet the following requirements—
    • the t-shirt must be inspired by the 2014 ASHA Convention theme "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery.,"
    • the t-shirt must be creative and original,
    • designs can be on the front and back of the shirt,
    • the t-shirt must be appropriate (submissions with vulgar language and references will not be considered);
  3. upload a PDF, JPEG, or RTF image of the design to the Application Management System by October 31.

T-shirt designs will be judged on creativity, message, and relevance to the topic.

Poster Contest

To participate, the local chapter must

  1. be in good standing with national NSSLHA by October 31;
  2. design a poster inspired by the 2014 ASHA Convention theme "Science. Learning. Practice. Generations of Discovery." The poster may include any or all of the following—
    • local chapter activities,
    • honors awarded to the chapter or honors awarded to members of the chapter,
    • community involvement,
    • fundraising activities;
  3. upload a rough draft of the design to the Application Management System by October 31.

Chapters will be required to register their poster submissions before the ASHA Convention, and to bring the final poster presentation to The NSSLHA Experience at the ASHA Convention. Limit poster size to approximately 4' x 8'. It is recommended that the poster presenters use thin, lightweight poster paper. Heavier paper or cardboard may be difficult to keep in position on the display boards.

Chapter posters are not eligible for ASHA Continuing Education Units.

The winning poster(s) will be selected by The NSSLHA Experience at the ASHA Convention attendees through a paper ballot process.

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