Contest requirements, rules, and directions:

1. Only one entry per organization.

2. Entries will not be returned. You are giving permission to possibly showcase your entry on the ICCDP / NCCDP / NAAP website, e-publication and other possible press releases.

3. Complete the entry form. The entry form and supporting documents are to be typed. Send entry form, attachments, supporting pictures, videos with your email to iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net.

In the e-mail subject line: Activity Professional Week Contest. In the body of the email list all the attachments, documents, pictures, videos and entry forms. Please put your name on all documents.

4. Create an activity that demonstrates; what the Activity Department and or Activity professional provides. This can be for example; from an emotional and physical standpoint, incorporating words such as fun, intellectually stimulating, etc. or incorporate all the different types of categories of events such as intergenerational programs, pet therapy, trips, etc. For example; you could use a Christmas tree and design clay figures as skiers, holding signs that demonstrate this. This project can be depicted in any season. You decide the theme, program or project that best represents the Activity Profession, Activity Professional and Recreation Therapist. The project can be in any genre such as art, music, intellectually stimulating, drama, etc. It may be that you include all the other departments in this project. The ideas are endless.

5. Must include an original poem or song for your project that is specifically about the Activity Professional, or Activity profession and Recreation Therapist, etc. This is not about a specific person. This is about the entire profession and all that the activity professional provides. The poem or song, does not need to go with the visual project. See attachment and examples of poems. There is no length requirement for the song or poem. But obviously, one page or less is recommended.

6. Your project must include pictures or videos.

7. You must identify the names of people shown in the pictures or videos.

8. Must show the resident, client, or customer participating in the project.

9. Must have photo release for all residents, clients and employees depicted.
10. Must include a list of the items needed, time involved, and cost of the project.

11. Project title.

12. Submit by the deadline of December 23, 2020 12:00 PM EST.

13. Your administrator must sign off on the entry.

14. We will need your company photo consent form of all people shown in the pictures.

15. MOST IMPORTANT; Include a picture of your activity department with their names and titles listed from left to right. Must include each person’s email address.


DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted no later than December 23rd 2020 12:00 PM EST.

SUBMIT ENTRIES VIA Email ONLY TO: iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net

Important: Subject Line of email: Activity Professional Week Contest

Body of email: Your Name, Title, email address, company name, work phone and cell number. Include the name of all attachments and this entry form.

Your name must be on all attachments.

Include permission company consent forms: Permission to photograph all pictures depicting residents, clients, activity staff, etc.

All documents and photos become the property of the ICCDP and will not be returned.

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