The NASCOE Publicity Committee will award a $500 stipend to an eligible NASCOE member from each area to help defray the cost of attending the 2021 NASCOE convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 3 – 7, 2021. Applicants must submit a one-page essay of 500 words or less discussing this year’s essay topic:
“This year’s NASCOE convention theme is Have a Ball in Indiana. How is NASCOE like a baseball team and what position do you play on that team?”
Applicants must be regular NASCOE members in good standing. Applicants must have never attended a NASCOE National Convention. Winners must attend the 2021 NASCOE Convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana and be present for all general sessions and the awards banquet. Failure to meet the attendance requirement will result in forfeiture of the Stipend and a full refund of $500 will be required.
Applicants must submit a one-page essay of 500 words or less on this year’s topic. Essays must be submitted by June 15, 2021 using the online application process at nascoe.org/publicity. The essay shall be attached to the online application as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. All essays should include a heading including the applicant’s name, county office and state, and area.
The judging panel will consist of Area Publicity Chairs. However, Chairs will not be allowed to judge entries from their respective area. Essays will be judged independently and scored on a scale from 1 to 20. Total scores from each judge will be added together to obtain a composite score for each essay. The highest scoring essay from each area will be declared a NASCOE Convention Cash Club winner. Ties will be broken by the National Publicity Chair. Winners will be notified by June 30, 2021.
FUNDING AND RECOGNITION
Verification of hotel reservation and convention registration must be received by the National Publicity Chair no later than July 15, 2021. NASCOE Convention Cash Club recipients will be recognized at the awards banquet. Distribution of Convention Cash Club funds will occur following the convention.
National Publicity Chair Teresa Holmquist
Midwest Area Publicity Chair Tammy Eibey
Northeast Area Publicity Chair Carole Hill
Northwest Area Publicity Chair Tina Pierce
Southeast Area Publicity Chair Hilliary Hancock
Southwest Area Publicity Chair Brenda Toft