Competition is one of the central tenets of our philosophy:
Competitors aim at exellence and preeminence in accomplishments within a system of mutual cooperation. - Ludwig Von Mises
That is why with every YAL national activism project, we include an incentive for chapters to compete. For the Spring 2012 Recruitment Drive, that incentive was:
- First Prize: $500
- Second Prize: $350
- Third Prize: $200
Here is the criteria that we consider when selecting winners:
- Most new recruits to join your chapter and the national organization
- Best recruitment table/display
- Best Informational or first meeting
- Most creative and effective ways to get out information
Of course, since we can't be there for each and every activism event on campus, your documentation of your event (blog post, pictures, video) plays a huge role in our ability to determine if your chapter is deserving of a prize. You will never win an activism event without good documentation!
So who are the winners of the Spring 2012 Recruitment Drive? Drum roll, please...
1st Place: Slippery Rock University
With over 800 new sign-ups and a well-documented recruitment push, Slippery Rock University demonstrated how to maximize your impact on campus. They incorporated a wide variey of outreach techniques and most impotantly, had fun doing it!
If you are looking for a good example of how to engage in successful campus activism, look no further than our 1st place winners.
See their entire report here!