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Start Preparing Your Chapter Contest Entries for 2021

BY: Julianna Hunt | 11/02/20

Each year, the American Payroll Association gives its local chapters an opportunity to share their accomplishments in the Annual Chapter Contests. These four contests serve as a tool for chapters to self-evaluate their operations and help the APA stay “in the know” of chapter activities.

In 2020, a total of 24 chapters won an award and received national recognition during the first ever Congress Xstream. Learn more about each contest below and remember – even if this year presented difficulties, your chapter can still earn recognition for adapting to new circumstances and overcoming obstacles!

Chapter of the Year Contest (COTY)

This prestigious contest recognizes up to 11 chapters for their growth and accomplishments in different categories, including one champion “Chapter of the Year.” Entries are due February 12, 2021.

2020 1st Place Winner: Greater Milwaukee Chapter

Chapter Pictorial Contest

All APA chapters are encouraged to create a PowerPoint pictorial of their activities from the past year to display at the annual Payroll Congress. This contest recognizes the best and most creative chapter pictorials. Entries are due March 5, 2021.

2020 1st Place Winner: Chicago Chapter

Best Chapter Website Contest

This contest recognizes chapters that effectively maintain a high-quality website to keep their members informed and engaged. Entries are due March 5, 2021.

2020 1st Place Winner: San Diego Chapter

Best Statewide or Regional Meeting Contest

This contest awards chapters for executing well-planned and cohesive payroll conferences in their state or region. Entries are due March 5, 2021.

2020 1st Place Winner: Tennessee Statewide Payroll Conference, “CSI: Is Your Payroll a Crime Scene?”

Chattanooga Chapter, East Tennessee Chapter of the APA, Greater Nashville Chapter, and Memphis Chapter

Winners for the 2020 Annual Chapter Contests will be announced during the Chapter Exchange at the 39th Annual Payroll Congress.

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Julianna Hunt is Chapter Relations Coordinator and Conference Production Specialist for the APA.