CASE District V invites you to submit your best work in communications, alumni relations and development to the Pride of CASE V Awards program!
How to Enter
PLEASE NOTE: The District V Awards Entry Process is now online. Mailed materials will only be accepted in certain categories. Please see category description for details. Refunds will not be provided for entries submitted incorrectly. Please submit entry materials as directed in the process. Preferred formats are PDF, JPEG, DOC(X) and URL.
All materials submitted to the Pride of CASE V Awards Program should have been completed primarily between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
1. Select Category
Review the list of categories and choose one you wish to enter. You can enter as many categories as you like after you begin the entry process. Click on the entry link by the category you wish to enter.
Before you can begin your entry, you will be prompted to login to the system. Please use your CASE login. If you do not have a CASE login or do not remember your login, visit the account page.
3. Entry Details
Only CASE member institutions located in CASE District V are eligible to enter the Pride of CASE V Awards. The "Entry Details" page (Step 1) will display the institution connected to your membership – the institution that will be recognized if your entry wins an award. If the institution listed is incorrect, click on the "go to my account" link under the institution to change the institution tied to your account. You can also provide an alternate point of contact for your entry on this page.
After you confirm your institution, you can begin completing the online entry form. Throughout the entry process, you have the ability to save your entry as a draft and return later. When you login, you will find the draft saved under "My Award Nominations." You can also start another entry after you have saved an entry as draft.
Each category/subcategory has a set of entry questions, which you answer on the "Entry Information" page (Step 2). In addition, you will either be required to provide attachments or will have the option of attaching supplemental documents with your entry on the "Attachments" page (Step 3). Please be sure to save your work frequently.
5. Mailed Materials
If a category requires entrants to send mailed materials, you will see instructions and a mailing address at the top of the "Entry Preview" page (Step 4). Print your online entry form by clicking on the "Printer Friendly View" link in the top right corner of the page and mail the form along with hard copies of any supporting materials asked for in the category description to the person listed in the mailing instructions (unless the category specifically instructs for online entry only). You should also print out a copy of your completed online entry for your records.
Caution: Be sure to give your entries ample time to arrive at the judging locations. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, August 11, 2017.
Please carefully check the instructions for each category. Entries for certain categories are completely online. There is no need to mail your entry to the judging location for online only entries.
6. Submit Final/Payment
Once you click submit final, you will be presented with three options: Pay Now, Pay All, Pay Later. If you wish to pay for the entry you just completed only, click "Pay Now". If you wish to pay for the entry you have just completed as well as any other entries you have completed, click "Pay All" to pay for all of your entries at one time. If you wish to complete other entries before you pay, click "Pay Later." This will save your completed entry, though you will need to return and pay the entry fee at a later time in order for your entry to be considered for an award.
CASE accepts credit cards for payment of entry fees. The fee for general categories is $50 per entry while the fee for the Platinum categories is $125 per entry.
At the completion of the payment process, you will receive a receipt via email.
Advancement professionals who are employed at CASE V member institutions are eligible to submit entries. There is no limit to the number of entries per individual or institution.
- All materials submitted to the Pride of CASE V Awards Program should have been completed primarily between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
- Work entered WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Please do not send original artwork, photographs, slides or other one-of-a-kind materials.
- All physical entries (abstracts and entry materials) should be placed in a binder or folder. Do not mount entries on boards.
All entries must be submitted online by Friday, August 11, 2017. If a category requires materials to be mailed to the judging coordinator, the materials must be postmarked by Aug. 11. Late entries will be disqualified. Please do not send any payments with your actual entries—all payments for entries should be made through the online entry process.
View a complete list of categories in which you may enter your work.
Entry fees and payment
All institutions submitting entries must complete an online payment form and make payment by credit card only. The fee for general categories is $50 per entry while the fee for the Platinum categories is $125 per entry.
Payments not received by the August 11, 2017 deadline will disqualify the entry.
Where to send entries
Please note that categories are judged by different coordinators in different locations. If a category requires you to send mailed materials, be sure to send the materials to the correct judging coordinator. The correct address will be included in your online submission confirmation e-mail. Judges may disqualify incomplete entries or entries submitted in the wrong category.
The judging coordinator in each category will assemble a panel of at least three experts, including advancement professionals, to judge the category. Awards may be given at the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention levels.
Notification of winners
All award winners will be notified by late October 2017. Awards will be presented during the 2017 CASE District V Conference at the Sheraton Grand Chicago in Chicago, Ill. We request that all award winners attend the Award Ceremony to celebrate the outstanding work within District V.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may find answers to some of your questions by checking out Frequently Asked Questions.
For more information
Questions related to categories, deadlines and judging should be referred to Jeri Pat Gabbert, Pride of CASE V Awards Chair, email@example.com.
Questions related to accessing the online submission system or other technical issues should be directed to CASE HQ by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.