The Paul D. Von Holtz Conference Incentive Awards Program (IAP) is designed to offer an inducement to members to attend their first GCEA Annual Conference. Through these incentive awards GCEA encourages and assists members to attend their first annual conference. This program helps members become better acquainted with the benefits of active participation in the work of the association.
The GCEA awards a number of incentive awards each year, from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $700 to educators who are members of the association to assist them in participating in their first GCEA Annual Conference. The amount of the award is determined by the distance the participant will have to travel to attend the annual conference.
The GCEA Annual Conference is a unique event. The actual conference program, the fact that it is held during the summer usually on a college campus, and the diversity of educators who attend and participate all combine to make this annual conference a most unusual and beneficial affair.
Anyone teaching graphic arts, graphic or visual communications, graphic design, graphic imaging, or printing is eligible to apply for the IAP. These grants have been awarded to teachers from junior or senior high school, post-secondary schools, community or technical colleges, and four year colleges and universities. To accept an award, if selected by the IAP Committee, the applicant must be under contract for full-time teaching for the coming school year.
Incentive Award candidates must be paid-up members of GCEA. If the applicant is not a current paid-up member, the GCEA Membership Application and check must accompany this IAP application. A membership form is included with the application.
Any person who has previously participated in an GCEA Annual Conference as a regular dues-paying member of GCEA is not eligible for an Incentive Award.
If you have participated in an annual conference, please pass this material onto an educator who has not previously attended an GCEA annual conference.