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Chapter Medalist Award


The ASID Chapter Medalist Award is the highest chapter-level award bestowed by Society. The award recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding service and significant contributions to their chapter and to the body of knowledge that supports the profession of interior design. Medalist awards may be granted to ASID professional or allied members who fulfill the criteria that have been established by the ASID Examiners Committee. Receipt of a Medalist award does not preclude future fellowship. The deadline to submit entries for the Chapter Medalist Award is April 15, 2014.


The medal is granted on the basis of a candidate fulfilling all three of the following criteria:

1. Outstanding service to the chapter and to the profession of interior design, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • serving as a chapter officer
  • serving on a chapter board
  • chairing numerous committees
  • demonstrating a genuine commitment to advancing the chapter’s strategic plan goals
  • significantly contributing to chapter projects, such as community service, trade shows and show houses

2. Significant local, regional or national contributions to the interior design profession including, but not limited to, the following:

  • advancing favorable legislation
  • contributing in the fields of education and/or research
  • serving in leadership roles in related organizations such as NCIDQ, CIDA, etc.
  • participating in government task forces, review committees and/or licensing boards

3. Sustained , significant and continued contributions that have enriched the human experience in one or more of the following design-related fields:

  • community involvement and leadership (including pro-bono work)
  • historic preservation
  • research of lasting significance
  • design innovation
  • environmental and/or sustainable design
  • Universal design


To be considered eligible, Chapter Medalist award nominees must be current ASID professional or allied members in good standing. Current chapter presidents, fellows or members of the current ASID National Examiners Committee are ineligible. Other notes on eligibility:

  • Nominees must have demonstrated significant chapter involvement for 10 years or more as an associate, allied or professional member.
  • Members who have relocated to another chapter are eligible for a Chapter Medalist award, provided that the nominating chapter board supplies relevant material to substantiate the candidate's total of 10 years involvement within the respective chapters. If applicable, the nominating chapter also should contact the previous chapter served within the 10-year period to request a letter of reference from a professional member in the nominee’s former chapter.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the chapter board to research, document, and make its evaluation of the quality and quantity of the nominee's contribution, as well as the ethical character and professionalism of the nominee.
  • Each chapter is allowed one nomination annually for every 300 professional members. This translates into one nominee for the first 300 professional members; two nominees for chapter membership between 301 and 600, and so on. If a nominee has served more than one chapter, the nominating chapter must count this submittal as their first permitted nominee. However, the chapter where the member previously served may still nominate a current chapter member.


Chapters must submit the following for each nominee:

  1. A completed nomination form, containing endorsements by at least three chapter board members.
  2. A copy of the page from the chapter's board meeting minutes highlighting the approval of the candidate as a Chapter Medalist nominee.
  3. A bulleted summary clearly stating how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria
  4. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, in chronological format and including employment history.
  5. bulleted summary, arranged chronologically, substantiating the nominee’s chapter involvement for a minimum of 10 years (e.g., list the candidate's honors, awards, citations, offices and chair positions held and the year in which they were held)
  6. Three letters of reference substantiating that the nominee meets the eligibility criteria outlined in the previous pages (Please note, if the candidate's 10 years of service is split among multiple chapters, one of the reference letters must be from the previous chapter.)

*Please send only the written documentation listed above; do not include copies of newspaper clippings or photos.