Gulf Coast Awards

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The Gulf Coast Awards (GCA) was created in 2016 to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the Vietnamese Student Associations within the Gulf Coast region. Each of the categories were chosen with careful consideration based on their relevance and importance to the VSA community. We believe that each and every category recognized is a valuable aspect of VSA. It is with this emphasis that we can help steer our organizations in the right direction to become strong VSAs. The awards are presented at our end of the year banquet in which VSA Executive Board members, both incoming and outgoing, and their general members are invited to eat, mix and mingle, witness live entertainment, and celebrate their collective accomplishments from the year.

The 2017 GCA ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Forum banquet hall in Metairie, LA.

Important Dates

Sunday, April 2: Nominations Open

Sunday, April 9: Deadline to submit nominations @ 11:59 PM CST

Sunday, April 16: Deadline to submit ICCs' ballots @ 11:59 PM CST

Sunday, April 23: Deadline to submit VSAs' ballots @ 11:59 PM CST

Saturday, April 29: 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Awards ceremony in New Orleans, LA

Awards Ceremony

The 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Forum banquet hall in Metairie, LA from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets to the banquet can be purchased here.

The categories this year are:

  • Most Outstanding Organization
  • Most Outstanding VSA President
  • Most Outstanding Philanthropic Event
  • Most Outstanding Social Event
  • Most Outstanding Web Presence
  • Most Outstanding Graphic Media
  • Most Outstanding Cultural Program
  • Most Outstanding Video Production
  • Most Outstanding Contemporary Dance
  • Most Outstanding Traditional Dance
  • Most Outstanding Performance
  • Gulf Coast Future Award
  • Most Fundraised for CPP - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place