COTY

The Gavel Awards

From the COTY contest entries, four Gavel awards are presented. The Gavel Awards recognize specific achievements, activities, or aspects of a chapter's COTY entry in four separate categories: Innovator, Mentor, Facilitator, and Communicator.
 
This is the Chapter's first ever Gavel Award!

 
The Best Statewide or Regional Meeting Contest

Chapters are awarded for their creative use of a theme, planning, education and recognition during their Statewide or Regional meeting. Winners are determined by how chapters incorporated the theme, planning/marketing, how many RCH credits are provided, recognition/awards given and how sponsors are incorporated into the conference.

 

WHAT IS COTY???

Everyone hears talk about COTY each year and some of you may ask “WHAT IS COTY”?

COTY is the Chapter of the Year contest through the APA.  This contest gives chapters the opportunity to be recognized for their tremendous support of APA’s membership.  Participating in the contest gives chapters a medium to share their developments, accomplishments, innovations and activities each year.  This contest also allows chapters to conduct a self-evaluation of their procedures, accomplishments, and to set goals for the upcoming year.

The APA provides a questionnaire and guidelines each year for chapters to use when preparing their submission. APA designates a chapter recognition committee to judge each COTY entry.  The first, second, and third place winners are announced at APA’s annual congress, as well as chapter earning an honorable mention.

The DCPA has been awarded first place in 2006 and 2008, second place in 2005 and 2007, third place in 2004, received the honorable mention award in 2009 and 2010, and awarded third place again in 2011.  We are proud of our accomplishments and the numerous contributions of our members that make these awards happen.

Click >>>HERE<<< to view the submission that won 3rd place in 2011.


CHAPTER PICTORIAL

This contest allows chapters to be creative and display their successes through the use of pictures.

Click >>>HERE<<< to see the Chapter's entry which was awarded Honorable Mention.


 DREAM THEME

Chapters are awarded for their creative use of a theme during their Statewide or Regional meeting. Winners are determined by how chapters incorporated that theme into their meeting's marketing and onsite materials or displays.

"Rock-n-Payroll" was the award winning theme of the 2010 Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference.