Best Web Site Small User Group: MacWichita Macintosh User Group of Mulvane, KS
Best Web Site Medium User Group: The NorthWest of Us of Hanover Park, IL
Best Web Site Large User Group: Cowtown Mac User Group of Fort Worth, TX
Special Judges Citation of Excellence: Long Island Mac Users Group of No. Bellmore, NY
Best Newsletter, Runner Up Small User Group Category: GravenStein Apple Users Group of Petaluma, CA
Best Newsletter Small User Group Category: Mid-Columbia Macintosh User Group of Richland, WA
Best Newsletter, Runner Up Medium User Group Category: Fallbrook PC Users Group of Fallbrook, CA;
Best Newsletter Content Medium User Group Category: San Diego Macintosh User Group of Del Mar, CA
Best Newsletter Large User Group: The NorthWest of Us of Hanover Park, IL
Best in Show Web Site Design & Content Presence: MacApple Users of San Antonio, TX
Best in Show: Newsletter Content Large User Group Category: Alamo PC Organization of San Antonio, TX
Best in Show: Newsletter Design Medium User Group Category: Hawaii Macintosh and Apple User’s Society of Honolulu, HI
Best in Show User Group Overall: Portland Macintosh Users Group of Portland, OR.
At the awards ceremony/soireee, AACUG Executive Director, Dan Sailers introduced AACUG President, Peter Visel who delivered the opening address. Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus served as master of ceremonies. Adam Engst, creator of “TidBITS” assisted with the formal presentation of award trophies.
Following the awards, the User Group Academy Grants were announced by coordinator Fred Showker. In attendance to receive grants were Lynn Lanning from the Mac Valley User Group of Los Angeles, CA, and Keith Putnam of the Huntsville Mac User Group of Huntsville, AL. Mac Valley’s grant proposal nabbed US$5,000 to develop a teacher and teacher-aide training project at the Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School of Los Angeles, CA. Huntsville’s $5,000 proposal winnings will fund the enhancement of installed Mac equipment as well as continue with last year’s grant in “Multimedia II: DV in the Classroom.”
The User Group Academy was established to help Mac user groups (MUGs) grow and prosper. For more info and photos of last week’s soiree, go to the
UGAcademy Web site.