What are the Rezzies you ask?
The Rezzies are an award show event where RHA recognizes achievements and contributions of the Hall Council system. This award event consists of ten awards and all Hall Councils are encouraged to bid for all awards.
What is a bid?
A bid is applying to receive an award. The bid formats for the Rezzie Awards are as follows:
* no more than prescribed amount of pages (excluding title page)
- Star Resident: 2 Pages
- Resident Director/Assistant Resident Director of the Year: 2 pages
- Program of the Year: 2 pages
- Innovative Programming: 2 pages
- Resident Assistant of the Year: 2 pages
- Best Hall Council Executive Board Member: 2 pages
- President of the Year: 2 pages
- Most Engaged Wing Representative/Senator/Knight: 2 pages
- Most Improved Hall Council: 3-5 pages
- The Hall with it All: 3-5 pages
* Please include pictures with all bids
* cannot exceed prescribed amount of time
- The Hall with it All: No more than 5 minutes
* include all aspects of the bid
* highlighting the written bid
* creativity is highly encouraged
How will the bids be judged?
The RHA Executive Board and Advisor(s) will read and judge the written bids prior to the banquet. The presentation component of Hall with It All will be judged at the Banquet. Bids will be primarily ranked on creativity, content, and organization, with a heavy emphasis on creativity. Creativity will be its artistic scope and ability to “jump off” the page. Have fun with this! This is not a professional bid by any means so be creative with it! Helpful hint – make a creative “theme” for your hall that relates to the overall theme and carry it throughout each bid. Have fun with this!
What is the theme?
The theme for the 2013 Rezzie Awards was Harry Potter! Bids may be themed to this and costumes are definitely welcome!
Please submit a hard copy as well as an electronic copy to email@example.com by May 3rd. Hard copies can be submitted through RHA reps or drop them off at the RHA Office in Hawley 111.
This bid should focus on answering the following questions: Did s/he show a high level of support for their floor and Hall Council (this includes attendance)? How has this individual showed a leadership role on their floor? Is s/he close with the other residents, respectful of staff, supportive of residence hall programs, involved on campus? Include other characteristics that make this person stand out. This person whom the bid recognizes should be agreed upon by the Hall Council and will be written by the Hall Council. This resident will receive an invitation to attend the Awards Banquet.
Resident Director/Assistant Resident Director of the Year
This award is to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Hall Council Advisors. The presentation should answer the following questions: Did s/he show a high level of support for their Hall Council? How has this individual showed a leadership role in the Council? Is s/he close with the Hall Council Members? Include other characteristics that make this person stand out.
Program of the Year
Do you believe that your Hall Council put on the best program for residential life? If so, then you must create a written bid that focuses on the program’s originality, attendance, residents’ feedback, overall quality, organization, and feasibility. This category can include events that were put on by Floor Representatives. Please note that one of the main things that we look for in this category is creativity, meaning that we look for events you have been put on that are one of a kind.
This hall has shown consistency is developing and implementing innovative programs for their hall. Not only has this hall come up with new ideas for programming, but they have also been successful in creating programs that work to meet the needs of the residents in their hall. If you believe your hall has created successful and innovative programs this year, then you must create a 2 page written bid that focuses on the a variety of creative programming in the hall. Include information about attendance, residents’ feedback, overall quality, organization, and feasibility.
Resident Assistant of the Year
This bid should focus on answering the following questions: List the quantity and quality of floor programs. What is the best floor program? Does this Resident Assistant bring the floor together and build community within their hall? How did they show their enthusiasm for Hall Council? What specific instance was he/she really involved in Hall Council? Please list any other outstanding qualities that makes this candidate stand out.
President of the Year
This award is to commemorate the President who has been thoroughly exceptional throughout the year. This award will go to the president that has consistently inspired their Hall Council to go above and beyond, and has proven themselves as a thorough and dedicated leader to their hall. They should also show that they are willing to serve their residents in a myriad of ways. This individual should show that they truly want to improve the community in their hall and how they have gone about building community within their building.
Best Hall Council Executive Board Member
This written bid can only be created by the Hall Council Advisors in conjunction with the president and the floor representatives. Items to focus on include the person’s time management skills, their exceptionality, leadership abilities, sacrifices, and overall contribution to the Executive Board and their hall. This bid should showcase the success of your Executive Board, and how this member contributed to that success. Please illustrate the cohesiveness of the Hall Council, their teamwork abilities, and their reliable willingness to serve their residents by making a connection to that individual member and how they served as a positive influence for the rest of the executive board as well as the residents.
Most Engaged Wing Representative/Senator/Knight
This outstanding award is to commemorate the dedicated many that make up Hall Councils and really make them great. It is to recognize those that take on one of the most important jobs and really own it and make it their own. This individual is someone who has truly made a difference with the position that they are in. How did they strive to build community on their floor? How have they shown consistent support to the rest of their Hall Council? How have they used floor funds to benefit their floors? One of the main roles of the Wing Representative is to represent the people at hall councils and be the voice of the people in their building, and the bid should show examples of how this individual has gone above and beyond in their role as a wing representative. This bid should be written by the Hall Council Advisors along with the Hall Council Executive board members. It is highly encouraged for the Executive Members of the Hall Council to seek input from the floors when deciding who the nomination should go to.
Most Improved Hall Council
This written bid will allow for Hall Councils to demonstrate their growth throughout the year. Hall Councils should share their journey, discussing obstacles and challenges they have overcome, and be able to talk about how they have become a more efficient and effective hall council throughout the year. This bid can also address how the executive board and wing representatives have grown as a group, how attendance increased, programs improved, promotions led to positive results, etc. This is a time to show how the hall council developed its strengths and become a powerful resource for their hall and its residents.
Hall with it All
The most esteemed of all Rezzie Awards is Hall with it All. This includes both a written and presentation bid. Within the written bid, please answer and elaborate on some of the following material: Was there unity within the hall? How was Hall Council participation by your residents and staff members? What were the quality and quantity of the programs put on by your Hall Council? This bid should showcase the success of your Executive Board as well as contributions made by general assembly members. Please illustrate the cohesiveness of the Hall Council, their teamwork abilities, their willingness to serve their residents (as well as serving each other), the amount of involvement of the Advisors, and how the Hall Council meetings were planned and executed. Basically, this award will demonstrate why your hall is the best hall illustrating the great things your hall and your hall council have done.
The written bid should be 3-5 pages in length and the presentation will be no more than five minutes in length. Presentations can be short videos, power points, skits, music videos, etc… The Hall Council can choose the presentation format that allows them to display themselves in the best light.