Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference

Monetary Award


divided amongst winning local sections


The Local Section Meritorious Award is presented to the ANS local sections that have conducted the most worthwhile events; have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year. All official local sections of the Society are eligible for the award.

The award consists of a certificate and monetary award (up to $1,200 distributed amongst the sections). Awards are presented at the Local Section Workshop at the ANS Winter Conference. The selected sections are required to give a presentation on their category at the Local Section Workshop or future webinar.

Local sections submit the nomination worksheet and a 1-2 page summary stating which award categories the section wishes to be considered for. Sections may also submit supporting documentation that highlights the section’s most notable accomplishments from the past year.

Awards will be granted for each of the following categories:

  • Best Recruiting Program
  • Best Meetings and Programs
  • Best Public Information and Education
  • Best Local Section Management
  • Best Overall Meritorious Local Section


This award was established in 1971 by the Local Sections Committee to recognize outstanding events by the local sections. In 2019, the ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division fully-funded the award to add a monetary stipend.

Selection Method

These are evaluated by a subcommittee composed of individuals from the Local Sections Committee and ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division, which selects the awardees. The national Honors and Awards Committee may consult as appropriate.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

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