August 30, 2016 by 2019-2020 Equity & Diversity Task Force, 2019-2020 Sustainability & Resiliency Task Force, 2020-2021 Council of Global Representatives, 2020-2021 Learning & Teaching Culture Advisory Group, 2021-2022 Professional Development Advisory Group

September is almost here, which means Membership Month is upon us!

Membership Month is all about our members, new and returning!

Here, at the AIAS, we encourage you all to exceed expectations and share your stories of personal, academic and professional growth. And so, we have provided a platform for you all to do so through our Membership Month Competitions!

While your local chapters are gearing up to welcome you back to campus, we’ve also been working hard to bring you some extraordinary ways that you and your chapter can WIN BIG this month.

The prize: 50% off Early Bird registration for FORUM Boston, bound to be one of our largest conferences yet. Only one prize per competition will be offered and awarded to the chapter for a maximum of 15 members/registrants.

Membership Bulk-Up Competition

We are challenging you all to “bulk up” your membership!

The winner will be chosen based on their percentage growth from the end of last year’s term (July 31, 2016) to October 31, 2016.

One winner will be chosen after October 31, 2016.

Instagram Competition

Show your love for the AIAS during our Membership Instagram Competition. Tag your chapter and @aiasorg in your AIAS membership photos with the hashtag #AIASmem16 for the month of September. Pictures are encouraged to represent the AIAS mission statement (#AIASleadership, #AIASdesign, or #AIASservice) and include your quad hashtag (#AIASneq, #AIASmwq, #AIASsq, #AIASwq).

Entries will be judged on quantity and quality! The chapter with the most quality photos will be awarded our phenomenal prize. One winner will be chosen after October 1, 2016.

Quantity 50% Amount of posts that tag: · @aiasorg · @[Your Chapter] · #AIASmem16 · #AIASmwq, #AIASneq, #AIASsq, #AIASwq
Quality 40% Hashtags that describe post and showcase diversity of events and chapter’s culture: · #AIASleadership · #AIASdesign · #AIASservice
Innovation 10% · Show us how AIAS Chapters can use Instagram and social media to promote membership value. · Create well-curated, captivating, nicely-designed feeds.
Instagram Competition Fine Print
Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
Each photo posted to the AIAS Membership Instagram competition is subject to approval from the National Office.
To have entries from personal accounts count, the holder of the account must be an AIAS member, the local chapter account must be tagged, as well as @aiasorg.
The prize for the AIAS Membership Instagram competition will be half off early bird FORUM registration for the chapter for a maximum of 15 people (worth ~$2,500). Only one prize will be offered.
Chapters in the running for the prize will be scored 50% by number of posts, 40% by the quality of posts and 10% by innovation to promote membership value.


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