We’re trying something new this year! Well, ok to be totally honest, we are always trying something new here at Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action. But this year, we want to recognize the efforts of our members. It’s called Affiliates in Excellence and the first of these will be awarded at the upcoming conference in Cincinnati. What’s really cool about it is that we have so many categories and inside those are THREE budget categories! With more people just recently learning about the prospect of winning an award from DSAIA, we’ve decided to extend the submission deadline a few days.
And I have to tell you that I’m pretty excited about the entries so far. I mean, I know that you guys are doing freakin’ awesome stuff out there…but it’s really neat to be able to sit and look at it. Hey, I’m a visual learner and the true visual/tactile object appeals to me. Seeing what you guys are doing out there just cements my passion for what I do every day. It makes me more aware that with every entry here there is a group working hard to get that project started, much less celebrate it as a success.
But that doesn’t mean that each and every group within our membership shouldn’t submit one item. Come on, I know you guys are knockin’ it out of the park on one thing at least…and probably on about ten. Toot your horn! Show us what you got! Ok, I’m out of ‘em, you can relax now.
Learn more…go to www.dsaia.org/excellence and read about the many different categories. You don’t have to come up with something new, just take what you’ve done over the past year and submit it. Have a good broadcast media spot? How was your social media marketing this year? Got a great program or event? What about your printed materials like that new brochure you spent months on this past year? Or maybe it’s your incredibly brilliant walk t-shirt! Submission deadline (postmark) is now February 8, 2013. Get all the details on the Affiliates in Excellence page and get your submission ready today!