In conjunction with Macworld Expo, the Annual User Group Academy Awards will be held in New York next month.
At the event, the “Oscars of the Computer User Community,” Mac user groups nominated for outstanding service to their memberships and communities will receive awards for User Group Newsletters and User Group Web Sites. The ceremony will take place at the 12th Annual User Group Soiree in New York City.
This year, The User Group Academy will, for the first time ever, inaugurate the User Group Hall of Fame, representing the highest honor a member of the Mac User Group community can receive, according to Fred Showker, executive awards coordinator. Based on peer nominations received during 2001, the UG community has unanimously named two individuals to be the first inductions into the Hall of Fame. Who are they? Sorry, but you’ll have to wait until they’re announced at the User Group Soiree.
But we can tell you that the Mac User Group Web Site Award finalists are: The NothWest of Us from Rolling Meadows, IL; the Hot Springs Mac Users Group of Hot Springs, AR and ProMUG of Northeastern Indiana from Fort Wayne, IN. The Mac community at large can
participate in the final judging.
The UG Academy Awards are the leading creative honors for nonprofit computer clubs and user groups. Mac User Groups (MUGs) from around the world are nominated for their outstanding service to their memberships and their communities. The user group awards began in 1990 with “The Johnny Appleseed Awards” and morphed into the UG Academy awards in 1995. In addition to the
awards, the Academy has, for the past two years, made available over
US$35,000 in grants
for educational community projects conducted by Mac User Groups.
Today the UG Academy is a partner organization of The Association of Apple Computer User Groups the global umbrella organization for clubs which focus on the use of Apple Computers and technology products.
The Association of Apple Computer User Groups
is a nonprofit organization chartered to foster and support individual Apple users who don’t have a local chapter in their community, advocate and facilitate the establishment of local Apple user group chapters, and provide educational and advocacy support services to existing clubs focusing on the use of Apple computers and technology products.
For more info or to become involved as a member or sponsor of the User Group Academy or the Association of Apple Computer Users & Groups go to the
AACUG contact site.
Macworld new York will be held July 15-19 at the Jacob J. Javits Center in New York City. For details go to the
conference Web site.