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Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award
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Purpose of Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding Chapter Newsletters that promote Chapter growth, provide networking opportunities, and share information about Chapter activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Award nominations may be submitted only by active Chapters.
  • Nominator must be an active member of Chapter (dues must be current).
  • Activity and/or accomplishments within the last two years will be considered; therefore, all material must be dated.
  • Only one nomination for this award may be submitted by the Chapter.
  • Nominations for Small Chapters and Large Chapters are considered separately.
    You may check the CSI Chapter Statistics to verify your chapter size.
  • Nominations will not be accepted for chapters that have received the award in this category in the prior 5 years. Please see the past awards recipients.

Criteria for Nomination and Selection

  • Regular publication schedule
  • Established record of publication
  • Format and graphics
  • Content
  • Types of articles, regular columns, etc.
  • Distribution
  • Scope
  • Involvement of chapter members in production

Nomination Packet Requirements

  1. CSI Nomination Form
  2. Nomination letter
  3. Endorsement letter by the Chapter Faculty Advisor*
  4. No more than three signed letters of support (on letterhead)
  5. Supplementary evidence, including at least two copies of the Chapter Newsletter

* CSI requires that a chapter’s nominee for each CSI International Award be endorsed by a Chapter Faculty Advisor. Please use the attached template to provide a brief endorsement letter on university letterhead to be included in the PDF packet that your chapter submits. If a Chapter Faculty Advisor is already providing their endorsement by writing the nomination letter or one of the three letters of support, this additional endorsement letter does not need to be included.

Nomination Submission Instructions

  1. Scan the nomination letter, CFA endorsement letter, signed letters of support, and supplementary evidence into a single PDF file.
  2. Title the files as follows: Your Chapter Name-Title of Award Nomination-Date Submitted (e.g., Alpha Beta Gamma-Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award-12-1-20.pdf).
  3. Complete the online Award Nomination Form and attach the PDF file in the area provided at the end of the form.

Award Nomination Forms for CSI's 2021 Awards will be accepted until Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 5:00 PM EST.

If you have questions, you may contact the CSI Awards Committee Chair at


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