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


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


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Toll Free 800-334-2007
614-895-7277
FAX 614-895-1165


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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

Special Recognition Awards Program Overview

Purpose

“ The purpose of the Special Recognition Awards Program is to encourage individuals and chapters to support and promote their organizations. ”

Eligibility

All applicants must be in good standing with Business Professionals of America. The awards are open to members in the Middle Level, Post-Secondary and Secondary Divisions.

Qualification Period

BPA Marketing and Public Relations, Chapter Activities Award of Excellence, Social Media and The Professional Cup: Activities completed between April 2, 2017 and April 1, 2018 (11:59 PM EST) can be counted towards these awards.

Recruiter of the Year and Membership Explosion Award: Activities completed between August 31, 2017 and February 15, 2018 (11:59 PM EST) can be counted toward these awards.

Applications are not required for the Merit Scholar, Professional Cup or Membership Explosion Award. These awards are given directly through National BPA.

Submission

Special Recognition Award applications except Merit Scholar, Professional Cup and Membership Explosion must be submitted utilizing the online application. Submission applications must include all activity descriptions. Partial applications will not be accepted or combined. Do not begin the application online submission form until you have completed all activities.

The Merit Scholar exam is offered at the National Leadership Conference.

The Professional Cup and Membership Explosion Award are determined on a national level based on the qualifications provided.


Applications due April 1.

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General Information

Recognition

  • BPA Marketing & Public Relations: Chapters completing the minimum number of activities will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Chapters completing five (5) or more activities will receive an Award of Achievement and recognition on-stage at the National Leadership Conference.


  • Merit Scholar: Participants achieving 90% or more on the Open Exam offered at NLC will receive a BPA Merit Scholar pin during the Awards Session at the National Leadership Conference.


  • Chapter Activities Award of Excellence: A plaque will be presented to each qualifying chapter.


  • Recruiter of the Year Award: Approved applicants will receive a Certificate of Achievement. Each year the applicant with the most recruiter points in their Division will be recognized with a plaque as National Recruiter of the Year at a General Session during the National Leadership Conference.


  • Social Media: Chapters who complete a minimum of four (4) activities will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The top chapter in each Division completing the most activities will receive an Award of Achievement and recognition on-stage at the National Leadership Conference.


  • The Professional Cup: The award will be presented on stage at 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.


  • Membership Explosion Award: Chapters with the minimum increase will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The top overall chapter in each division with the highest number growth will receive an Award of Achievement and recognition on-stage at the National Leadership Conference and the overall top chapter in each division with the highest percentage growth will receive an Award of Achievement and recognition on-stage at the National Leadership Conference.





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