Find information on coordinating NCW events in your community. Whether your community is small or large, you will find suggestions that will fit your audience. Find information on fundraising, promoting your events, and more.
Congratulations to the 2012 Poem Contest winners!
As part of every National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors a contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12. This year, the contest has changed to a national illustrated poem contest. Please be advised of the new guidelines, format, and deadline. All illustrated poems must first be judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest. Please contact your NCW Coordinator for local contest deadlines. View the NCW Illustrated Poem Contest archive.
Find out how to help youth groups achieve their ACS Chemistry Patch.
Be sure your event has the proper ACS insurance coverage for liability issues. Photo release forms are essential if you would like to take photos, use them in publications and future advertisements. You can even measure the success of your event by surveying your participants. Email email@example.com for a unique electronic survey link or use the paper survey below.
Measure your success by having your participants complete an event survey. You will receive a summary of valuable information to help improve your event in the future. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a unique survey link for your event. If computer access at your event is not available, use this . .
Use these documents to get the word out about this year’s theme and the goals of National Chemistry Week. Theis a great resource to jump start your fundraising efforts. In it you will find ideas for funding sources, sample fundraising letters, acknowledgement letters, and more.
Acknowledge your volunteers and funding sources. These documents may be used as a guide. This shows your appreciation and ensures future participation.