To recognize the best chapter in a given calendar year based on activity. Prize: $1,000 and a Certificate. Funding: Funded by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Presentation: The best chapter will be recognized annually at the IEEE I2MTC. Basis for Judging: Pre-requisite: > A minimum of two L31 forms have to be submitted to IEEE database for the application year and the previous one. > Composition and structure (10%): Adequate number of members with a balanced grade distribution (Regular Member, Senior, Fellow Life). At least three officers (i.e. Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary) with specified terms and succession plans. > Membership Increase (20%): Identify total number of members in each category of members (Regular Member, Senior, Fellow, Life) in previous two years and current year. > Membership Advancement/Senior Member Increase (30%): Significant achievements and awards received by chapter members should be included here. > Activities – Technical, Societal/Social, or Student/Industry (40%): Information can be provided on Technical Activities/Meetings, Societal/Social Activities involving the local community or that work towards membership development, and activities that include interfacing with local student branches or with local industries. Eligibility: All Section Chapters of the Instrumentation and Measurement Society are eligible; Starting 2016 only Chapters that submitted regularly the annual activity report to the society are eligible. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society/Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4. on Awards Limitations (https://www.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-org/ieee/web/org/ieee-policies.pdf). Previous award winners are not eligible. Nomination Details: Nomination Deadline: October 1 This award is managed by the Membership Development Committee. The award will be given to the best chapter in a given calendar year based on activity included in the yearly report sent to the Chapter Chair Liaison and in the L31 modules uploaded to the vTools platform. Selection will be made in the month of October. The award will be recognized at the following IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Conference (I2MTC).