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AATSP Chapter of the Year Award


The AATSP Chapter of the Year Award is presented to the chapter that demonstrates outstanding chapter activities along with membership participation. A $500 honorarium for the winning chapter accompanies this award.



Chapters that have received this award previously are not eligible to receive the award again for a period of three years and should not apply for consideration until the three-year period has passed.



Nomination materials must include the following:

1. Completed AATSP Awards Application Form (PDF) 

2. Name of chapter, state, list of officers and contact person with mailing address and street address.

3. Information from the Chapter Treasurer including the number of chapter members, the number of Executive Board meetings per year and the number of meetings for members each year.

4. List of chapter activities completed and/or planned for the year.

5. Nomination materials should also include evidence of chapter activities and programs. The following list is provided as a guide. Actual selection criteria may vary according to the types of activities submitted.

  • Evidence that the chapter is in compliance with all AATSP Chapter Guidelines
  • Evidence that chapter provides professional development opportunities in the form of workshops and/or speakers. Evidence should include a copy of the publicity flyer or program.
  • Evidence of immersion and/or cultural experiences for members (such as a gathering conducted in the     target language, outing to a theater production in the target language, excursion to a museum with exhibits on target culture). Evidence should include a copy of the publicity flyer or program.
  • Evidence that chapter members give sessions or workshops at the AATSP national or regional conferences and/or at other foreign language conferences. Evidence can include copies of conference programs.
  • Evidence that the chapter promotes participation in AATSP programs and activities that span all education levels including the annual AATSP Conference; National Spanish Examinations and/or National Portuguese Examinations; Poster Contest; Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad; Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica; webinars. Evidence can include information such as a program from an awards ceremony that documents prizes and/or awards distributed at the chapter level for participation in the NSE, NPE, Poster Contest, SHH, SHA or publicity information available in brochures, flyers, newsletter, and/or the website.
  • Evidence that the chapter nominates chapter members for AATSP Awards, AATSP Scholarship/Travel Stipends; AATSP elections. Evidence can include copies of letters of nomination and/or recommendation for the various programs or elections.
  • Evidence of a chapter Newsletter; provide a link to copies for the previous year.
  • Evidence of a chapter website: provide a URL.

6. All nomination materials must be submitted in electronic format and sent via e-mail.


  • The Chapter of the Year Award will be presented at the Celebration Dinner to be held during the AATSP Conference in San Diego, California.
  • A representative from the winning Chapter (preferably the Chapter President) is expected to be in attendance at the dinner to accept the award.
  • A representative of the winning Chapter (preferably the Chapter President) is expected to give a brief presentation at the Chapter Delegate Assembly highlighting chapter activities and programs.

E-mail all materials to:

E-mail address:

Subject Line: Name of Nominee and the Award applying for  
        Example: Alabama Chapter of the Year Award

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Winners will be notified by the end of March.


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