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CASE Asia-Pacific Platinum Categories

Platinum Categories

The CASE Platinum Categories recognize the best-of-the-best programs and practices in educational advancement globally.

Enter your institution's creative and successful programs and practices in the following three categories:

Best Practices in Alumni Relations
Recognizes exemplary programs, projects and initiatives in alumni relations that serve as models for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, achieve significant results and/or utilize innovative practices. These may include a new twist to alumni programming; engaging emerging constituents with a goal toward improving diversity and inclusion; integrating multi-media into reunions and other alumni events; or innovative ways to engage or re-engage alumni.

Best Practices in Communications and Marketing
Recognizes exemplary programs, projects and initiatives in communications and marketing that serve as models for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, achieve significant results and/or utilize innovative practices. Entries can address projects in a variety of areas, including public relations, media relations, internal communications, crisis communications, branding and integrated marketing.

Best Practices in Fundraising
Recognizes exemplary programs, projects and initiatives in fundraising that serve as models for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, achieve significant results and/or utilize innovative practices. These may include putting a new twist on a senior gift program, getting grandparents to give, increasing corporate sponsorship and creative approaches to major giving. Entries can be in any area of fundraising and development.

How does it work?

Platinum Categories judging is structured like a tournament. CASE members enter these three categories through CASE Asia-Pacific. An awards selection committee composed of volunteers from CASE Asia-Pacific will conduct the first round of judging and will recognize up to two entries per Platinum Category. Finalists from CASE Asia-Pacific, CASE Europe and CASE's eight North American districts will then be judged in an international second round to determine which entries deserve Platinum recognition.

Benefits of Entering The Platinum Categories
  • Let your work be recognized as the "best of the best." Winners of the Platinum Categories are the top entries at both the regional and international level.
  • Gain regional and global visibility for your outstanding efforts to benefit your institution.
  • It's easy—in that only one entry process is required. If your entry wins at the regional level, it will automatically be entered in the running for a Platinum-level award.
Are the Platinum Categories replacing Circle of Excellence?

No, the Platinum Categories are not replacing the Circle of Excellence competition. You can learn more and enter the Circle of Excellence Awards program at www.case.org/circle.  

How much is the Platinum Category Entry Fee?

AUD $163
SGD $169
USD $125

When will winners be announced?

CASE Asia-Pacific will announce the CASE Asia-Pacific Platinum finalists after the first round of judging is completed. CASE will announce the overall winners of the Platinum Categories as part of the 2018 Circle of Excellence Award winner announcement in June.

Questions?

Contact CASE Awards.