Awards are the most conventionally accepted method for proving to others that your work is necessary, complete, and effective. The key to winning awards is demonstrating that clients' needs, program objectives, and results are directly linked. Most awards require impact documentation, which is often challenging to generate. Yet impact documentation is necessary for others to be able to differentiate a poor program from a successful one. This article discusses the necessary elements of a quality Extension program and outlines a method of effectively crafting an associated award application.
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Carleo, J., & Kluchinski, D. (2016). Awards: Why You Want Them and How to Get Them. The Journal of Extension, 54(5), Article 2. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.54.05.02