Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

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Distinguished Team Recognition Award
Chapter & National by Region

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Distinguished Team Recognition (Chapter)

Designed to recognize outstanding efforts of Extension staff teams (two or more individuals) for responding to and incorporating into a specific educational program one or more critical issues. Critical issues may be defined by local, regional, state or national need.

  • National guidelines provide each chapter with the opportunity to recognize one team each year.
  • At least 50% of team members eligible for ESP membership must be members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Specific criteria for nomination, balloting, and presentation are developed by each chapter. In addition, the guidelines for the Regional Team Recognition nominations should be helpful in this process.
  • An editable/ printable Chapter Recognition Certificate can be prepared (downloaded from Chapter Resources) and signed by chapter leadership. ESP certificate seals are available for purchase from the ESP Store.

Distinguished Team Recognition (National by  Region)

  • Each Chapter may nominate one team annually.
  • Team nominee must be current or previous chapter recipient.
  • Nominees must complete an online Distinguished Team Recognition Application and must be included on the Chapters National Recognition Nomination Form. Both must be submitted by March 1.
  • Chapters cast a single vote for the nominees from their region, votes will be weighted based on the number of delegates the chapter has for the National Council Meeting.
  • At least 50% of team members eligible for ESP membership must be members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • One team will be recognized per region per year.
  • The recognition is presented to recipients during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.


Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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Newnan, GA 30263
470-347-0394

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