The Membership Challenge is a recruitment contest between student chapters occurring September 10, 2018 through October 12, 2018. 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.
Check out the great ideas that some of our chapters are using to recruit new members!
How To Participate
There are two categories in which your chapter can participate:
I. Most Creative Recruitment Strategies ~ $500.00
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 ~ $1,000.00
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.
The Material Advantage Membership Challenge ends on October 12, 2018. Participating chapters must fill out and submit the Membership Challenge Application no later than by 12:00 PM Eastern on October 22, 2018.
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 7, 2018. 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.
Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Membership Challenge Winners!
Florida International University – Most Creative Recruitment Strategies
Washington State University – Most Students Recruited (a 55.5% growth)