Each year ACM SIGUCCS sponsors a competition to honor the best publications, websites and promotional material produced by university and college centers. A list of past winners can be seen below.
The competition recognizes excellence in developing useful and attractive publications in a variety of media categories and provides SIGUCCS conference participants with an opportunity to review publications that may help them develop or enhance their own work. The winning entries will be displayed during the conference for perusal by the conference participants.
Your entry must be developed by staff affiliated with your college or university. Institutions may enter up to three entries in each category. An institution may not enter a category judged by one of its staff or faculty members.
Note: The "Best of Category" winners in each category will be asked to judge the Communication Awards next year.
Nominations will be accepted at this form. Awards will be presented at the ACM SIGUCCS 2018 Annual Conference, October 7-10, in Orlando, Florida.
Submissions via URL are encouraged, however they can also be emailed as attachments or physically mailed directly to a judge, if requested. Please make sure that permissions on your submission are set appropriately so that judges can view the materials.
There are several reasons to consider here. How about to receive the adulation of your peers at universities and colleges across the country? Or just the respect and admiration of colleagues at your institution (think how proud your boss will be when you inform him or her you've won). Earning an award in a highly competitive, international, peer-juried competition has been rumored to never hurt during times of increasingly tightening budgets, too.
Entering also helps to raise the level of excellence for future ACM SIGUCCS Communication Awards. All winning entries are displayed during the annual fall conference, so all conference participants can see your work - which might spark ideas for your colleagues to take back to their university or college, and might give you a chance to take some ideas back home, yourself.
Plus all entries receive feedback from the judges, so even if your entry isn't award-worthy this year, you will get some unbiased peer feedback about what you are doing well and where you might target potential improvements.
Please review the FAQs below, and send any questions you may have to the Communication Awards chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are judged against the other entries in their category. Here are some possible criteria:
The "Best of Category" award winners will be asked to present a poster to showcase their materials at the conference Poster session.
The "Best of Category" winners in each category will be asked to judge the Communication Awards next year.
All awardees will be invited to the Awards Breakfast during the conference, where the official presentation of the awards will take place.
A letter will be sent to the institution congratulating them on the award.
The ACM publishes a press release recognizing the award winners.
SIGUCCS recognizes the award winners on the conference website.
All entries must be received by June 4, 2018. Winners will be notified by mid-August.
No. Please feel free to submit any work created within the past two years.
Yes, you may submit your work into all categories that are applicable.
Take a look at all the categories and then consider entering any website, publication or other promotional material developed by staff or students affiliated with your institution that will fit into those categories. Don't be too self-critical. Remember, a project you consider mundane might actually be breaking new ground - and spark ideas for other institutions. You also might enter something, just to receive the peer feedback. Hearing the opinion of someone unfettered by the traditions, habits and politics at your institution may cause you (or your boss) to view things in a new light.
Fall 2017 - Seattle, Washington
Fall 2016 - Denver, Colorado
Fall 2015 - St. Petersburg, Florida
Fall 2014 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Fall 2013 - Chicago, Illinois
Fall 2012 - Memphis, Tennessee
Fall 2011 - San Diego, California
Fall 2010 - Norfolk, Virginia
Fall 2009 - St. Louis, Missouri
Fall 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Fall 2007 - Orlando, Florida
Fall 2006 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Fall 2005 - Monterey, California
Fall 2004 - Baltimore, Maryland
Fall 2003 - San Antonio, Texas
Fall 2002 - Providence, Rhode Island
Fall 2001 - Portland, Oregon
Fall 2000 - Richmond, Virginia
Fall 1999 - Denver, Colorado
Fall 1998 - Bloomington, Indiana
Fall 1997 - Monterey, California
Fall 1996 - Chicago, Illinois