DBSA 2017 Service Awards Nominations

DBSA is thrilled to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of our affiliated chapters in 2017. Each winning chapter or state organization will receive a cash award of $250, a commemorative plaque, and 10 copies of BP and esperanza magazine for one year.

The following awards will be presented to outstanding chapters, state organizations, and individuals:

Small and Large Chapter Service Awards
DBSA will present an award for one small chapter and one large chapter for their chapter services benefiting people living with mood disorders, families/friends, and the communities in which they operate. Winning chapters will have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to one or more of the four primary functions of a DBSA chapter: Community Outreach, Education, Support, and Advocacy.

Chapter Rookie Service Award
DBSA will present up to one award to a chapter in its first year that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to one or more of the four primary functions of a DBSA chapter: Community Outreach, Education, Support, and Advocacy.

State Organization Service Award
DBSA will present up to one award to a state organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to one or more of the three primary functions of a DBSA state organization: advocacy, recruitment of new chapters or support groups, and existing chapter support and development.

Chapter Professional Advisor Service Awards
DBSA will present up to two awards to honor chapter professional advisors for exemplary service to their chapters. The award will be given to the chapter the professional advisor is associated with.

Outstanding Leadership Service Award
DBSA will present up to two awards to honor chapter or state organization leaders for exemplary service to their chapter or state organization. The award will be given to the chapter/state organization the leader is associated with.

How to Apply

To nominate your chapter, state organization, or a leader for a service award, you can either download and print a paper form or you can submit a nomination online. Note that if you opt to submit a nomination online that you can still mail DBSA supporting materials such as press coverage, newsletters, promotional materials, etc. Please select one of the following options to continue:

Deadline for Submissions

Return nominations by February 28, 2018 to be considered for a 2017 award. 

Missed the deadline? Recognition for chapters is available year-round with our monthly Chapter Spotlight program! Entering is quick and easy! Simply fill out a brief survey highlighting your chapter or state organization's successes at DBSAlliance.org/Spotlight. Chapters selected for a feature in Leadership Link will receive a $50 gift card.