Gulf Coast Awards 2019 Finalists


Most Outstanding Organization

This award will be granted to the VSA that has demonstrated significant success and development in following the mission and goals of their organization during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Most Outstanding Philanthropic Event

This award will be granted to the VSA that has demonstrated significant contributions towards one or more philanthropic causes during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Most Outstanding Community Service/Involvement

This award will be granted to the VSA that has best demonstrated their efforts in the community through service and/or involvement during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Most Outstanding Social Event

This award will be granted to the VSA with the most outstanding social event during the
2018-2019 academic year. A social event is defined as one that which does not focus on CPP/philanthropy, culture, or leadership. A social event is an informal, relaxed gathering meant to have fun and/or bond members.


Most Outstanding New Event

This award will be granted to the VSA with the most outstanding new event during the
2018-2019 academic year. A new event is defined as an event that has was yet held by your
VSA. It is an event that is meant to bring new life to your organization and potentially grow to be an annual occurrence.


Most Outstanding Cultural Program

This award will be granted to the VSA that has best demonstrated their efforts in planning and executing a cultural program and/or event during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Most Outstanding Dance Performance

This award will be granted to the VSA that has the most outstanding non-traditional/non-cultural dance during the 2018-2019 academic year. Non-traditional/non-cultural dances were ones that are not necessarily rooted in Vietnamese tradition or culture.


Most Outstanding Cultural Dance

This award will be granted to the VSA that has the most outstanding dance that is rooted in Vietnamese style, culture, and/or tradition.


Most Outstanding Performance

This award will be granted to the most outstanding non-dance performance during the 2018-2019 academic year. Performances eligible for this award include, but is not limited to: poetry, spoken word, drag, singing, acting, magic.


Most Outstanding Web Presence

This award will be granted to the VSA with the most outstanding web presence via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. This includes, but is not limited to, social media usage, website integration, graphic design, and marketing strategies/campaigns.


Most Outstanding Graphic Media

This award will be granted to the VSA with the most outstanding graphic media, which may include, but is not limited to: flyers, posters, and banners.


Most Outstanding Video Production

This award will be granted to the VSA that has the most outstanding video production during the 2018-2019 academic year.


Gulf Coast Future Award

This award will be granted to one member from each school who demonstrates what it takes to be a leader in their organization, inspires and develops others to be the best they can be, and gives back to their own community.


Most Fundraised for CPP – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place

This is a non-nomination category. The top three VSAs that have fundraised the most for CPP (including Date Auction funds) will be recognized for this award. The deadline to submit each VSA’s CPP funds will be announced at a later date.