Fall Membership Challenge

The Fall Membership Challenge is a recruitment contest between student chapters occurring September 14, 2020 through October 14, 2020. This contest is intended to challenge students to recruit new Material Advantage Student Members. Contest winners receive monetary prizes for the most creative strategies and the highest percentage increase in chapter membership.

Virginia Tech – Fall 2018 Most Creative Recruitment Strategies

Also, see the Fall 2019 Membership Challenge Winners below!

How To Participate

There are two categories in which your chapter can participate:

I. Most Creative Recruitment Strategies ~ $500
Chapters must submit a record of the month’s recruitment activities and programs. A one-page description of the recruitment strategies used as well as photographs that show the chapter spirit, recruitment activities, and/or new members should be included. Chapters will be asked to upload these in the Membership Challenge Application.  The chapter that implements the most creative program to recruit new members while achieving a minimum 15% increase in membership will win this contest. An article recognizing the chapter may be published in certain Material Advantage Partner Society publications. The winning chapter will receive $500.

II. Most Students Recruited ~ $1,000
Chapters will be prompted to either submit paper membership applications or list the members who joined online. In order for members who joined online to be credited to the chapter, their full name should be supplied in the Membership Challenge Application.  The chapter with the highest percentage of membership increase during the Membership Challenge may be recognized in certain Material Advantage Partner Society publications. The winning chapter will receive $1,000.

Submission Deadline
The Material Advantage Membership Challenge ends on October 14, 2020. Participating chapters must fill out and submit the Membership Challenge Application no later than by 12:00 PM Eastern on October 19, 2020.

Fill out the Material Advantage Membership Challenge Application!

Rules & Procedures
Only new members will count towards chapter growth; renewal of existing memberships may be submitted but will not be counted in this contest. Your chapter must have a minimum of ten active members; if you have fewer than ten members, any increase beyond ten will be considered.

Starting chapter membership size will be determined based on existing Material Advantage Membership as of September 14, 2020. Only applications submitted in the Membership Challenge Application will be included when calculating chapter growth.

You may enter both categories; however, the same chapter cannot win both categories.

Photographs submitted may be published and will not be returned. For more information about the Membership Challenge, contact ASM.

Fall 2019 Membership Challenge Winners!

Most Students Recruited ($1000 prize) – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (300% growth)

IIT, Kanpur – Fall 2019 Most Students Recruited

Most Creative Recruitment Strategies ($500 prize) – Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (87% growth)

UFMG – Fall 2019 Most Creative Recruitment Strategies

Also, be sure to check out the great ideas that the winning Material Advantage chapters used to recruit new members.