Chapter Star Awards Program

Our volunteers work hard for their chapters and the NKBA is excited to be able to recognize the chapters and individual volunteers that have made a difference in 2017! Please take the time to enter your chapter or an outstanding officer so these special events and extraordinary people can be recognized and rewarded!

The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the 2018 Chapter Officer Training at KBIS 2018. We hope to see you there!


We are excited to recognize outstanding achievements in the following categories:

Most Creative Chapter Membership Drive$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Program$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Fundraiser Event$1,500 Prize
Most Successful Chapter Design Competition$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Officer (one per position)$500 Prize per officer position
Best Chapter Officer – GRAND PRIZE
(no application necessary – to be chosen from winners)
$2,000 Prize


The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. No late entries will be considered.

Chapter Star Awards App – Chapter Category

Chapter Star Awards App – Officer Category


2016 Award Winners

Chapter Growth Awards

  • Highest Percentage Count of New Memberships – Kentuckiana Chapter
  • Highest Number of New Memberships – Ontario Chapter
  • Highest Overall Income from New Company Memberships from its Membership Campaign – Northern New Jersey Chapter

Chapter Star Awards

  • Most Creative Chapter Membership Drive – Manhattan Chapter
  • Best Chapter Fundraiser Event – California Capital Chapter
  • Most Successful Chapter Design Competition – California Capital Chapter

Best Chapter Officer Awards

  • Chapter Rep – Dawn DeLuca, Westchester Chapter
  • Chapter President – Patricia Brewer, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Vice President of Programs – Allison Scott, AKBD, Puget Sound Chapter
  • Vice President of Communications – Tamara Myers, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • Vice President of Membership – Richard Charneske, Chicago Mid-West Chapter
  • Treasurer – Niloufar Norouzi, Baltimore/Washington Chapter
  • Secretary – Marisa Saavedra-Gutierrez, New Mexico Chapter
  • Vice President of Professional Development – Paul Thompson, CMKBD, Central New York Chapter
  • Vice President of Academic Relations – Claudine Hansen, AKBD, British Columbia Chapter
  • Vice President of Government Relations – Ashley Kasper, AKBD, Southern Ohio/Kentucky Chapter
  • Overall Winner – Patricia Brewer, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter