Rising Stars Program
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The AFCP Rising Stars program is designed to honor individuals under who are emerging leaders in the free paper industry and 35 years old or younger. This annual program will recognize up to 8 individuals who represent the best of our up and coming industry professionals. These individuals exemplify good character, leadership, and professionalism not only at work, but in the communities they serve.
These individuals should show the promise of and a commitment to impacting their publication and the industry in a positive manner through professional achievement. Nominees must also show they not only perform their jobs to a high standard, but they also have a commitment to furthering their knowledge and abilities. Nominees must actively work in the free paper industry for a member or associate member of AFCP and are required to have been employed for more than a year. Nominees must not be 36 prior to December 31 of the year they are nominated in.
Rising Star award recipients will be recognized in INK Magazine, the official publication of AFCP, as well as participate in an awards presentation program conducted during the annual AFCP Conference and Trade Show held each spring. Rising Star award winners receive free conference registration, meal plan, specialized training sessions, and free round trip airfare as part of their award.
The AFCP Rising Stars program does not end with the recognition program. Rising Stars will be asked to assist the various initiatives of the association on an ongoing basis for up to two years. AFCP recognizes that we have much to learn from these talented young people and desires to use their skills to help us lead the free paper industry. In return for participation in regularly scheduled conference calls and for volunteering some time to assist with AFCP initiatives, AFCP will provide additional leadership development opportunities and the opportunity to attend future conferences for even more training.