Find a list of Region I award offerings below. Regional awards submissions are accepted in advance of the regional conference each year.

Applications are currently being accepted for 2019 Region I award opportunities.

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Matt Cameron Outstanding Student Award

The Matt Cameron Outstanding Student Award recognizes an outstanding student leader at a member institution who has served both Region I and their individual campus community. This award is Region I’s highest student honor. The following is required for nomination:

  • A nomination letter that includes:
    • What makes this person a worthy candidate for this specific award?
    • Any ACUI involvement, campus activities, and additional information which may support the nomination.
  • Optional supporting information should include:
    • Any additional letters of recommendation from an ACUI member (separate from the initial nominator) who has worked with this individual in any capacity.
Debra L. Hammond Outstanding New Professional Staff Award

The Debra L. Hammond Outstanding New Professional Staff Award is given to a staff member who has served as a model of employee service and volunteer involvement in the college unions/student activities field, and who has completed no more than five years in their professional career. The following is required for nomination:

  • A nomination letter that includes:
    • What makes this person a worthy candidate for this specific award?
    • Any ACUI involvement, campus activities, and additional information which may support the nomination.
  • Optional supporting information should include:
    • Any additional letters of recommendation from an ACUI member (separate from the initial nominator) who has worked with this individual in any capacity.
Region I Student-Driven Program of the Year

This brand new award recognizes any campus program that fosters the enhancement of the campus community, has a meaningful impact on student learning, and demonstrates the achievements of students and staff. Eligible campus programs must:

  • Have been created and implemented by students (who may be advised by staff)
  • Have occurred on the campus of a Region I member institution
  • Have taken place during the 2017-18 academic year

The following is required for nomination:

  • A nomination letter that includes:
    • Name of student member(s) responsible for planning the event
    • A summary of the program, including program title and description
    • Intended goals/learning outcomes
    • Evidence of achievement of those goals
  • Additional supporting information should include (optional):
    • Any documentation such as photos, video, or marketing samples
    • Any additional letters of recommendation from an ACUI member (separate from the initial nominator) who has first-hand knowledge of this program
    • Additional materials should be condensed into a single file for upload purposes
Don & Noel Hinde Distinguished Service Award

This award was first created in 1999 to honor long-time ACUI leader Don Hinde and his wife, Noel. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes and thanks a student union or student activities professional at a member institution who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the profession on their campus and within Region I. The following is required for nomination:

  • A nomination letter that includes:
    • What makes this person a worthy candidate for this specific award?
    • Any ACUI involvement, campus activities, and additional information which may support the nomination.
  • Optional supporting information should include:
    • Any additional letters of recommendation from an ACUI member (separate from the initial nominator) who has worked with this individual in any capacity.
Region I Staff-Driven Program of the Year

This brand new award recognizes any campus program that fosters the enhancement of the campus community, has a meaningful impact on student learning, and demonstrates the achievements of students and staff. Eligible campus programs must:

  • Have been created and implemented by professional staff
  • Have occurred on the campus of a Region I member institution
  • Have taken place during the 2017–2018 academic year

The following is required for nomination:

  • A nomination letter that includes:
    • Name of staff member(s) responsible for planning the event
    • A summary of the program, including program title and description
    • Intended goals/learning outcomes
    • Evidence of achievement of those goals
  • Additional supporting information should include (optional):
    • Any documentation such as photos, video, or marketing samples
    • Any additional letters of recommendation from an ACUI member (separate from the initial nominator) who has first-hand knowledge of this program
    • Additional materials should be condensed into a single file for upload purposes
Region I ICONS
The Region I ICONS are a society of active and engaged professionals within ACUI and Region I who guide, mentor, and support the region through participation and engagement in ACUI programs. The goal of this new ICON society is not only to recognize outstanding past leaders within the organization, but to facilitate further opportunities for their continued involvement in the Region, helping to shepherd and guide current and future Region I leaders.

Region I Steal this Idea 

The regional Steal this Idea competition recognizes outstanding graphic design and marketing within Region I.

2018 Winners
Apparel & Clothing

Professional

  • First Place: Sweat Smile Repeat, Sacramento State University, Diana Lee

  • Second Place: Stan State Class of 22, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: Warriors Explore Downtown Turlock, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place (tie): Spartan Up!, San Jose State University, Emilio Rios

  • First Place (tie): Intramural Sports Champion, California State University–Northridge, Cuauhémoc Aleman

  • Third Place: Student Employee Resource Day, California State University–Fullerton, Sydney Fajardo

Banners/Large Scale Media

Professional

  • First Place: Titans Reach Higher, California State University–Fullerton, Mike Greenlee

  • Second Place: University Student Center Coming Spring 2020, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: Stan State Warriors, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place: You Belong Right Here, California State University–Northridge, Juli Shih

  • Second Place: Print Big Like This, San Jose State University, Cullan McChesney

  • Third Place: ASI Mobile Food Pantry, California State University–Fullerton, Anjelica Torres

Brochures/Pamphlets

Professional

  • First Place: ASI 2018-2019 Goals, California State University–Fullerton, Mike Greenlee

  • Second Place: Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego State University, Quentin Skaggs

  • Third Place: CI View 2017-2018 Media Kit, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

Student

  • First Place: Visiting Artists Spring 2018, Sacramento State University, Tynan Collins

  • Second Place: Mammoth Study, California State University–Fullerton, Giselle Marquez

  • Third Place: 14th Annual CSGS Student Research Conference, California State University–Los Angeles, Roxana Jonczyk

Cards/Invitations/Postcards

Professional

  • First Place: ASI & USU Awards Dinner, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Second Place: Stan Fest, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: Show Your Warrior Pride, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place (tie): Visiting Artists, Sacramento State University, Ilona Panych

  • First Place (tie): Despertando a los Muertitos, California State University–Los Angeles, Gabriel Villa

  • Third Place: The Blend, California State University–Northridge, Kat Hawley


Logo/Brand Identity

Professional

  • First Place: Weight Warriors, Sacramento State University, Kenji Enos

  • Second Place: Operation Forty-Eight Hour Challenge, California State University–Northridge, James Matzen

  • Third Place: Trans* Awareness Week, California State University–Northridge, James Matzen

Student

  • First Place: Women’s Empowerment Week, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

  • Second Place (tie): Be a Part of Something Bigger, California State University–Fullerton, Melina Ahmadzdeh

  • Second Place (tie): CNS Advertising, California State University–San Bernardino, Jared Fisk

Maps

Professional

  • First Place: The Well Facility Map, Sacramento State University, Diana Lee

Motion Graphic/Animation

Student

  • First Place: All Night Study Animation, California State University–Fullerton, Melina Ahmadzadeh

  • Second Place: Meet Your Student Leaders, California State University–Fullerton, Melina Ahmadzadeh

  • Third Place: Inaugural CSUSB Student Employee Appreciation Day, California State University–San Bernardino, Scott Romo Jr.


Multipage Documents

Professional

  • First Place: Associated Students Inc. 2016-2017 Annual Report, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

  • Second Place: The Legacy Awards, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

Student

  • First Place: Fall 2018 Calendar of Events, California State University–Fullerton, Melina Ahmadzadeh

  • Second Place: Spring ‘18 Calendar of Events, California State University–Fullerton, Anjelica Torres

  • Third Place: 120 Years of Students Serving Students: Annual Report 2016-2017, San Jose State University, Ryan Martin, Ferdinand Myles Maure, Patricia Nguyen, Emilio Rios, Yian Tran

Open Category

Professional

  • First Place (tie): Sac State Climbing Wall, Sacramento State University, Erin Umipeg

  • First Place (tie): Tech Tattoos, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: Fully the Woolly, California State University–Fullerton, Mike Greenlee

Student

  • First Place: Ping Pong Tournament, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

  • Second Place (tie): Wall of Success/Wall of Failure, California State University–Northridge, Juli Shih

  • Second Place (tie): U Are So Much S’More, California State University–Northridge, Rubaie Jaffer

  • Second Place (tie) GeoFilters, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

Posters

Professional

  • First Place: 2018 Swim Lessons, Sacramento State University, Diana Lee

  • Second Place: Tearing Down the Fairytale, California State University–San Bernardino, Kimberly-Anne Anacleto

  • Third Place: The Color W!ld, Sacramento State University, Erin Umipeg

Student

  • First Place: Take Back the Night, California State University–Los Angeles, Roxana Jonczyk

  • Second Place: Celebrate World Kindness Day, California State University–Los Angeles, Vannesa Castellanos

  • Third Place: Children’s Halloween Party, California State University–San Bernardino, Beatrice Estanero

Print Advertisements

Professional

  • First Place: Pizza & Parking, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

  • Second Place: Dessert with the Presidents, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: #WarriorsRide, California State University–Stanislaus, Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place: Dolphinpalooza, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

  • Second Place: Golden Eagle Pride 3K, California State University–Los Angeles, Luis Valenzuela

  • Third Place: Purchase Your 2017–2018 yearbook, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

Promotional Campaign

Professional

  • First Place: Facilities Branding Campaign, California State University–Northridge, James Matzen

  • Second Place: Run as One, Sacramento State University, Erin Umipeg

  • Third Place: More than Just Scribbles, Sacramento State University, Diana Lee

Student

  • First Place: Mammoth Study, California State University–Fullerton, Thanakorn Kooptaporn

  • Second Place: Ross Hammond, Sacramento State University, Ilona Panych

  • Third Place: Dolphinpalooza, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

Signs/Signage

Professional

  • First Place (tie): Student Art Collection, California State University–Northridge, James Matzen

  • First Place (tie): Silent Dance Party, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

  • Third Place: Commencement Vocalists, California State University–Channel Islands, Kristina Hamilton

Student

  • First Place: Titan Student Union Directory, California State University–Fullerton, Thanakorn Kooptaporn

  • Second Place: Welcome Back Luau, California State University–Channel Islands, Megan Dierickx

  • Third Place: Marketing & Design, Associated Students, Inc., California State University–Fullerton, Anjelica Torres

Video Promotions

Professional

  • First Place: ASI & Athletics: Building Titan Pride Together, California State University–Fullerton, Art Serna

Student

  • First Place: Associated Students, San Diego State University, Jenna Castillo

  • Second Place: Welcome to the Backdoor Studio, San Diego State University, Jenna Castillo

  • Third Place: Children Center Video, California State University–Fullerton, Roger Ta


Website

Professional

  • First Place: University Student Union at CSUN Annual Report 2016–2017, James Matzen & Steven Wein

  • Second Place: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Website, San Diego State University, Lyubov Klimova

  • Third Place: Associated Students, Inc. Website, California State University–Fullerton, Scott Martin