Awards

Region 4 Awards

Awards Director: Admiral David G. Nottage III

The following is a list of the available awards within STARFLEET and Region 4.  Winners of Regional Awards will be submitted to The Fleet Awards program by April 30th of each year in the same categories:

  • Chapter of the Year Award
: This is awarded to the most distinguished STARFLEET chapter. This chapter best represents the ideals of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., and, as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of SFI. Qualifications for the chapter of the year include promotion of the basic philosophy of STAR TREK, involvement in community and/or charitable service, promotion of activities and projects that are fun for the chapter members, solid administration, and a vision for the future.
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year Award
: Awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET shakedown chapter. The shakedown chapter of the year best demonstrates the qualities of and the potential to become an ideal ship or station. These qualities should include a chapter newsletter, prompt and proper reporting to their RC and STARFLEET Operations/ShOC, effective chapter structure and organization, and involvement in Regional or Fleet activities when possible. This chapter should be the one, which best exemplifies the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and which best serves as a role model for other chapters-in-training.
  • Support of the Year Award: 
Awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET chapter that supported and launched a shuttle that commissioned. The Support of the year best demonstrates to a chapter-in-training the best qualities of a STARFLEET chapter, and serves as a role model and mentor to its shuttles and daughter chapters. It shows chapters how to actively and effectively run their own chapter-level events, and participate in Regional or Fleet-level events when possible. This chapter should be the one, which best demonstrates the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and that serves as a role model for other STARFLEET chapters.
  • Flag Officer of the Year Award
: This award is reserved for officers who hold the rank of Fleet Captain or higher. This award is given to the individual who best embodies the ideals, visions, and philosophy of Star Trek, as illustrated in the various series, as well as demonstrating consistent support for and contribution to STARFLEET. The Flag Officer of the year takes an active role in chapter, region and STARFLEET functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The Flag Officer of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions. This individual serves as a role model for all personnel.
  • Officer of the Year Award:  
This award is reserved for Fleet and SFMC officers who hold the rank of O-01 inclusive of O-06.  This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a consistent level of guidance for fellow members, and leadership in STARFLEET through both word and action. The officer of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET, region, and chapter functions.
  • Enlisted Member of the Year Award:  
This award is reserved for members who hold the rank of E-01 through E-09. This award is given to the individual who best displays, through his/her individual contributions, consistent support for and contribution to STARFLEET, as well as a consistent level of direction, as appropriate. The enlisted member of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions. This individual is willing to do what it takes to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently.
  • Junior Member of the Year Award:  
This award is reserved for members 18 years old or younger. The junior member of the year, to the best of his or her abilities, takes an active role in chapter and STARFLEET functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The junior member of the year also demonstrates the potential for leadership, consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and support for the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions.
  • Commanding Officer of the Year Award:  
This award is reserved for the Commanding Officer of a STARFLEET Chapter.  This award is given to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership and motivational skills, and helps set the direction and vision for his/her chapter. The commanding officer of the year encourages crewmembers to work hard for their chapter, and to take interest in Regional and STARFLEET activities. The commanding officer of the year demonstrates conduct consistent with the philosophies of Star Trek and promotes the vision of the various series. To be eligible for this award, the member must have been a commanding officer for at least six months of the calendar year for which he or she is nominated.

Other Regional Awards that are not submitted to Fleet at this time include:

  • Newsletter of the Year Award:  This award is for best Chapter publication whether it be an online or paper format, within our region that provides Star Trek/Science Fiction related topics, Chapter information, and Chapter events and has the best overall look and feel.
  • The Vanguard Award:  This is the best overall website.  It is the best of everything.  It is informative, it pops visually, and it has amazing Trek elements. This is the site you tell EVERYONE about because of how amazing.  The winner of this aware cannot win Best Chapter website as it already encompasses those qualities.
  • Best Chapter Website:  This site is well structured and up to date.  It gives information that is clear and concise.  It shows the Chapter’s identity, who their membership is, and what they do together to have fun.
  • Most WOW! Website:  This site has been programmed well.  The graphics and effects used on the site are impressive and simply blows you away.  Basically, when you look at this site and see everything done to the site, all you can think is “WOW!!” (in a good way).
  • Most Trekkish Website:  This site really has an awesome Trek feel to it. Maybe it is a fully working LCARS complete with shipboard noises and voices. Things like that make you feel like you have literally stepped INTO Star Trek while looking at the site.
  • Best Under Construction Website:  The best shakedown chapter or commissioned chapter that is actively building, rebuilding or revitalizing their site with incomplete info.
  • Best SFMC Website:  The best Region 4 SFMC site.

 

Nominations:

Nominations for awards that are being submitted to Fleet are limited to a minimum of 300 and maximum of 750 words.  Newsletter and Website awards have no minimum requirements.  Send all nominations to awards [at] region4 [dot] org.  All nominations should be detailed and specific as to why you believe your nominee should win the award in question.  Nominations may be submitted by any member in good standing in STARFLEET, within Region 4.  Any member may submit chapter submissions.  Please be complete.  Awards that are too short or do not provide references will not eligible for Fleet Award nominations.  While self-nominations are accepted it is discouraged.

If you believe a nomination has already been sent in for your nominee, do not let that prevent you from submitting yours as well.  All submissions will be considered, including multiples.

  • All nominations must include the nominee’s name, rank (If known), chapter (if applicable), SCC (if known), as well as the nominator’s name, chapter and SCC #.
  • All Nominees must be current members of Fleet and will be verified in the Fleet database.
  • Award Nominations are due by March 15 each year.  Accolades and reasoning’s should encompass the previous calendar year.