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Far West Club & Council Communication Program...


Promoting Excellence at Every Turn...

This competition is free to enter for any member club or council associated with the FWSA.

The Communication Competitions

  • Tollakson Outstanding Club— The Tollakson Award is presented to an outstanding club based on an evaluation of their structure, organization, skiing, sports, social events, and giving to the community.
    past award winners...
  • Wentworth Outstanding Club Publication— The Wentworth Award is given to the club whose newsletters are judged best based on specific criteria promoting layout, and content.
    past award winners...
  • Outstanding Club website— The Outstanding Club website Award is given to the club whose website is judged best based on criteria for layout, content, usefulness, navigation.
    past award winners...
  • Outstanding Council Publication— The Outstanding Council Publication Award is given to the council whose newsletters are judged best based on criteria for layout and content.
    past award winners...
  • Outstanding Council website— The Outstanding Council website Award is given to the council whose website is judged best based on criteria for layout, content, usefulness, navigation.
    past award winners...

Classifications

  • In 2015 class competition were restructured to provide a more constructive competition. The classification criteria are applied over the previous four years.
    • Novice:Clubs who either have never entered or haven’t placed for the past 4 years or won a first place Novice award.
    • Advanced:Clubs who have won second and third place in the past 4 years.
    • Masters:Clubs who have won first place in the past 4 years.

Criteria

Introduction.The 2021 application procedures are continuing the greatly simplified application process that resulted in more club and council entries.Clubs and councils do not need to submit judges. Your council presidents are forming a committee of judges. We are looking for volunteers. Please contact Bill King, to volunteer. If you haven’t entered for a while, please look at this year’s procedures and consider entering your club or council.

Outstanding Club Award.The number of criteria to be addressed have been reduced from 2017. To apply, provide the information for your club under each of the criteria in the Word document and email to Bill King.

Club and Council Newsletter Awards.Submit ONE* newsletter in any of the following forms:

  1. Submit any electronic format such as PDF file, link to your newsletter on a website, or Word document via email to Bill King.

  2. Hard copy mailed to Bill King, 2019 NE 179th St. Unit D17 Ridgefield, WA 98642.

*Newsletters will be judged according to the criteria posted.  Submit what you think is the edition that is the best version that will match up with the criteria. You have until the submission due date (March 21, 2021) to make adjustments if you so desire.

Club and Council Website Award.Send link to website to Bill King.

Websites will be judged according to the criteria posted. Councils and clubs submitting a newsletter will automatically have their website considered unless they opt out. We discovered over the years that several clubs who submitted newsletters had very good websites, as well, but did not enter them.

Download competition instructions here.

Judging

Clubs and councils do not need to submit judges.Your council presidents will be forming a committee of judges; however, we will happily accept volunteers.

Information & Entry Submittal

Bill King,
Communication Awards Chair
614-371-4762

Communications Awards...

Entries Due...

  • March 21, 2021

Criteria 2021...

Awards Announcement...

  • Sunday at Convention, June 13, 2021

Winners Get...

Winners are given a seal for placement on website and/or in publications. Winners also receive a certificate fit for framing.


Certificate



Outstanding Club Seal



Outstanding Website Seal



Outstanding Publication Seal