The ASAP Eureka! Award is an extraordinary and prestigious opportunity to be recognized for your talent and initiative. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by an administrative professional who has made innovative contributions to the organization for which he or she works.
Are you the next ASAP Eureka! Award winner?
Have you created and carried out a project that produced real results for your company?
Have you created a solution that saved money or time (or both)?
Have you developed a breakthrough idea to reduce errors or increase productivity?
Did your creative “out of the box” thinking and leadership to help motivate your boss or team to become “unstuck” and move forward on a challenging project?
Who is eligible for the award?
The project must have been developed and implemented by one or a team of administrative professionals. This includes professionals with the functions and titles of Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Business Administrator, Personal Assistant, Secretary, Office Manager, Administrative Specialist, Office Coordinator, Executive Secretary and Receptionist (or a related job title with similar responsibilities). It is open to residents of North America only.
What are the project requirements?
The project must involve:
Initiating and carrying out a fresh approach or creating a breakthrough to solve a problem or make an improvement of significance related to office or support operations.
An initiative that was completed sometime between January 2016 and July 2017. The resulting practices must be in place for at least 3 months prior to the application deadline.
A minimum of a 250-word description of the project, complete responses to all application questions, as well as relevant examples and proof of results.
Supporting documents must include at least two of the following: cost savings, increased efficiency or productivity, problem resolution, enhanced morale, stronger accuracy and integrity of operations, increased customer satisfaction, increased teamwork and collaboration. We are also happy to receive 1-2 testimonials from managers or colleagues about the efficacy of the project.
Rules & Deadlines
The ASAP Eureka! Award application and supporting document(s) must be received by 5:00 pm (Eastern) on Friday, August 4, 2017.
Finalists will be required to sign a letter of verification upon request.
The winner must be present to receive the award and must attend the entire Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) in Las Vegas, NV.
If the winner cannot meet these terms, ASAP reserves the right to forfeit the prize and choose an alternative winner.
In the event of team submissions, only one representative of the winning team will be selected to attend the conference although others may attend at their own expense.
Hotel and airfare accommodations will be booked through APC’s travel agent (Accent Travel). ASAP will cover hotel accommodations for a maximum of three nights, and coach roundtrip airfare up to $500 with advance reservations within North America and the U.S.
If your initiative is chosen as the winning entry, you’ll receive coach round-trip airfare (up to $500), hotel accommodations for 3 nights at the Venetian Las Vegas, and a Value Pass registration to the 2017 Administrative Professionals Conference. The ASAP Eureka! Award will be presented at the APC, and the project summary will be featured on ASAP’s website, sharing your breakthrough as a “best practice” with your peers.
Nominations Are Now Closed!
2016 Award Recipient
Beth Ann Howard from the Department of Political Science at the University of Richmond.