Find a list of Region I award offerings below.

Regional awards submissions are now being accepted! The deadline to submit a nomination is Sunday, October 31.

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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 2020–21 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 2020–21 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.

2020 Winners
2020 Steal this Idea Gallery
 
Best in Show
  • University of California–Berkeley, Noelle Nunez
Apparel & Clothing

Professional

  • First Place: California State Polytechnic University–Pomona; Dustin Glauser

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

  • Third Place: California State University–Sacramento; Kenji Enos

Student

  • First Place: Trans* Awareness Week; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Nare Kadkhodazadeh, Copywriter: Calvin Sam, Project Coordination: Amina Hopkins

  • Second Place: Friends & Fitness; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Mia Smiljanich, Copywriter: Calvin Sam, Project Coordination: John Anthony Hinojosa

  • Third Place: Champions Never Rest; California State University–Northridge;
    Designer: Ina Lim, Copywriter: Tanya Fernandez, Project Coordination: John Anthony Hinojosa

Banners/Large Scale Media

Professional

  • First Place: University of California–Berkeley; Noelle Nunez

  • Second Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Jared Fisk

  • Third Place: Points of Unity; California State University–Northridge; Designer: James Matzen, Copywriter: Nicolette Vargas, Project Coordination: Mia Lubliner

Student

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Patty Gomez

Brochures/Pamphlets
Student
  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Patty Gomez

Cards/Invitations/Postcards

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Kenji Enos

  • Third Place: Stanislaus State University; Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Hagen Wehde

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang

  • Third Place: Sex Week Flier; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Mia Smiljanich, Copywriter: Tanya Fernandez, Project Coordination: Amina Hopkins


Logo/Brand Identity

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Kimberly-Anne Anacleto

  • Second Place: California State Polytechnic University–Pomona; Dustin Glauser

  • Third Place: Virtual Sticker; California State University–Northridge; Designer: James Matzen, Project Coordination: Mia Lubliner

Student

  • First Place: Fit in 6; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Ina Lim, Copywriter: Lilibeth Orozco, Project Coordination: John Anthony Hinojosa

  • Second Place: San Francisco State University; Lauren Hohls

  • Third Place: BSSC; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Nare Kadkhodazadeh, Project Coordination: Troy Thornton

Maps

Professional

  • First Place: Stanislaus State University; Victor Jimenez

Motion Graphic/Animation

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

Student

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; George Nowack

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang

  • Third Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Scott Romo


Multipage Documents

Professional

  • First Place: San Francisco State University; Izey Sarmiento

  • Second Place: San José State University; Helen Tillmann

Open Category

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg

  • Third Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

Student

  • First Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Stephanie Araujo-Rojas

  • Second Place: San José State University; Cassandra Nguyen

Posters

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Kimberly-Anne Anacleto

  • Second Place: Stanislaus State University; Victor Jimenez

  • Third Place: California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg

Student

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Patty Gomez

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang

  • Third Place: San José State University; Cassandra Chen

Print Advertisements

Professional

  • First Place: Matador Tips for Success; California State University–Northridge; Designer: James Matzen, Copywriter: Kyle Hufnagel, Project Coordination: Mia Lubliner

  • Second Place: Stanislaus State University; Victor Jimenez

Student

  • First Place: Spring Fest; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Ina Lim, Copywriter: Calvin Sam, Project Coordination: Amina Hopkins

  • Second Place: Monday Night Football; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Courtney Lowe, Copywriter: Tanya Fernandez, Project Coordination: Kanchan Ranatunga

Promotional Campaign

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–Sacramento; Erin Umipeg

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Diana Lee

  • Third Place: San José State University; Helen Tillmann

Student

  • First Place: Sunset Jams; California State University–Northridge; Designer: Nare Kadkhodazadeh, Copywriter: Tanya Fernandez, Project Coordination: Amina Hopkins

  • Second Place: California State University–Sacramento; Hagen Wehde

  • Third Place: California State University–Sacramento; Camille Carandang

Signs/Signage

Professional

  • First Place: California State University–San Bernardino; Kimberly-Anne Anacleto

  • Second Place: Black History Month; California State University–Northridge; Designer: James Matzen, Copywriter: Tanya Fernandez, Project Coordination: Amina Hopkins

Video Promotions

Student

  • First Place: Get to Know the USU at CSUN; Videographer: Mifiel Valdez and Steven Wein, Copywriter: Kyle Hufnagel and Michael Niles, Project Coordination: Mia Lubliner

  • Second Place: Stanislaus State University; Maddie Corgiat

  • Third Place: Stanislaus State University; Maddie Corgiat


Website

Professional

  • First Place: Annual Report 2018–2019; Designers: Steven Wein and James Matzen, Copywriter: Nicolette Vargas, Kyle Hufnagel and Michael Niles, Project Coordination: Mia Lubliner

  • Second Place: University of California–Berkeley; Kalelia Wilson, Neil Freese, and Noelle Nunez