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Official BPA Website
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Mail/Shipping Address Business Professionals of America
5454 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231-4021


Invoice Payment Address
BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA NATIONAL CENTER
P. O. Box 729
Westerville, OH 43086


National Center Phone Numbers
Toll Free 800-334-2007
614-895-7277
FAX 614-895-1165


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Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

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BPA Cares

Contact Information

Official BPA Website
www.bpa.org

Mail/Shipping Address Business Professionals of America
5454 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231-4021

Invoice Payment Address
BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA NATIONAL CENTER
P. O. Box 729
Westerville, OH 43086

National Center Phone Numbers
Toll Free 800-334-2007
614-895-7277
FAX 614-895-1165

need help with the BPA Cares submission system?
presubmit@bpa.org
Allow up to 24 hours response

Daily Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

The Professional Cup

(Outstanding State Participation)


Professional Cup Award

Purpose

“ To encourage state associations to become actively involved in promoting participation in the BPA Cares Award Program by the local chapters and to recognize states with active participation; and to recognize outstanding state participation in BPA programs. ”

Eligibility

Any state association in the Middle Level, Post-Secondary or Secondary Division that has active participation in the BPA Cares Award Program.

Qualification Period

Activities completed between April 2, 2017 and April 1, 2018 (11:59 PM EST) can be counted towards this award.

Guidelines & Application

An application is not required for this award. This is award is given directly from the National Center to the state meeting the criteria described to the right.

Ranking
Each state association’s ranking will be determined by:

  1. The association’s percentage of chapters participating in the following BPA Cares Award Programs:
    • Service Learning Awards Program (all awards in this category are eligible)
    • Marketing and Public Relations
    • Chapter Activities Award of Excellence

  2. The total number of chapters participating in the BPA Cares Award Program within the state.

  3. The association’s percentage of members receiving their Ambassador Torch Award.

  4. The total number of members receiving the Ambassador Torch Award within the state.

  5. The association’s percentage of chapters meeting the criteria for the Membership Explosion Award.

  6. The total number of chapters meeting the criteria for the Membership Explosion Award within the state.

  7. The association’s percentage of chapters earning the Quality Chapter Distinction .

  8. The total number of chapters earning the Quality Chapter Distinction within the state.

The ranking in these eight (8) qualifications will determine eight (8) point values which, when added together, will constitute a final ranking. The state association who receives the best overall rank will receive the Professional Cup. In the event of a tie, the award will be given to the state association with the highest divisional increase in percentage of membership over the previous year.

General Information

Recognition

  • The award will be presented on stage during the National Leadership Conference. It will consist of a plaque for the state association to keep and the Professional Cup trophy with the state association’s name and the year it was won engraved on a 10-year engraving plate. The Professional Cup trophy will be in the winning state association’s possession for one year starting from the last day of the National Leadership Conference until the next National Leadership Conference, where it will be presented to the next winning state association.

    • After the tenth year, the trophy will be retired and presented to the state within each Division who won the award the most times during the ten years.





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