2021 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest Guidelines

PURPOSE OF STUDENT CHAPTERS: The purpose of AGC Student Chapters is to provide young professionals with opportunities to learn, observe and develop their skills with current industry leaders.

Our Outstanding Student Chapter Awards are broken up into three categories for student chapters to be awarded for exemplary demonstration of the AGC of America tenants of Skill, Responsibility & Integrity:


  1. New/Emerging/Resilient AGC Student Chapter Award
  2. Community Service Award
  3. Construction Management Skills Award

ELIGIBILTY:  Project(s) must be performed during the 2020/21 academic year (August 2020 through May 2021).  Projects may be performed as part of a course if student chapter members completed it as a club activity or it could be an additional club activity.  Student chapter applicants can apply for more than one award however each award has separate eligibility guidelines (see specific applications for details). ***This year, we are adding a Resilient Chapter Award option for schools greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  Resilient Chapters are those chapters who were not able to hold in-person events due to the affects of COVID-19 (a majority of the year) but may have shown growth in participation of virtual events, growth in number or breadth of event options, or growth in innovation to keep their chapter active.

DUE DATE: Deadline for completed applications to be received at AGC of America: 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 1, 2021.

JUDGING: Entries will be judged by a committee comprised of AGC of America’s Construction Leadership Council.  Each application with be judged in comparison with the other applicants and ranked based on the voting of our judges.  It is the applicants’ responsibility to provide sufficient details in your application to showcase your chapter’s skills, accomplishments and successes.

WINNING ENTERIES: Each winning category will be awarded cash prizes and financial support to travel and present their winning projects at the Annual AGC Convention, March 28 - March 31, 2022 in Grapevine, TX.

PRIZES: Each winning student chapter will receive a $2,000 cash prize, 4 complementary student registrations and an additional $1,000 travel stipend to attend AGC’s Annual Convention.

QUESTIONS: Contact Paige Packard at

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