87th Annual Convention
April 5-9, 2017
88th Annual Convention
April 4-8, 2018
89th Annual Convention
April 3-7, 2019
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa
90th Annual Convention
April 1-5, 2020
Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for all Southern States Communication Association awards. Nominees must be SSCA members in good standing.
For all SSCA awards , a single letter of nomination is required. Although this may be written by the nominee, most nomination letters are written by colleagues who know the nominee and his or her qualifications well.
For all SSCA awards except the Minority Retention and Recruitment Award, the nominee's curriculum vita is required (the MRRA honors an institution, so a CV would not be appropriate).
For all SSCA awards except the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award, a maximum of three (3) supporting letters and five (5) pages of additional supporting documentation may be submitted, but are not required.
In all cases, electronic submission is preferred-to the Chair of the relevant award committee. If electronic submission poses a hardship or for any supplementary materials that cannot be submitted electronically, the nominator must have the nomination packet or supplementary materials delivered to all members of the relevant committee by the submission deadline.
Post Call for Awards on SSCA Website: Deadline Early Fall
Post Call for Awards on SSCA Website; Submit Announcement to CRTNET; E-mail Announcement to SSCA Membership: Deadline September 15
All Nomination Materials Received by All Members of the Appropriate Committee: Deadline December 5
All Recipient Names Submitted by Award Committee Chairs to Executive Director: Deadline January 31
*The Robert Bostrom Young Scholar Award, the Franklin Shirley Award for the Top Undergraduate Honors Conference Paper and the Rose B. Johnson SCJ Article Award are determined through processes entirely separate from those described here and do not involve nominations
Approved by SSCA Executive Committee, November 18, 2005. Revision approved April 6, 2006. Revised and approved April 12 and 13, 2012.