Here is a reminder from Mr. Lastly as you are preparing your National
Chapter Award Form I and some will be  doing Form II, these are
*Due in office this Friday April 1st.*
The National Chapter Award application is an online application this year.
Below are instructions on how to access and complete the National Chapter
Award forms I & II. Attached is an instructions page with similar

•Login to
•On the National FFA website, login using your MyFFA login and then select
“My Instructor Toolbox”
•Once in your Instructor Tool Box, you will six some blue tiles in the
middle of your page, select the link for “Application Center”
•Follow the links to access the Application Center, which will look
familiar if you have completed a proficiency award or American Degree
application this year or last.
•Select National Chapter Award application from the application type
dropdown box, then select add application
•A link to begin working on your National Chapter Award application will
appear. Much like the Proficiency and American degree applications, the
information for the NCA application is saved online in real time. Each time
you login, you will have access to it, just like you have access to each
proficiency and American degree application from your chapter.
•Each page of the application will appear by title in a menu on the left
•You can copy and paste text from Microsoft Word, or a previous Excel-based
National Chapter Award application into the online text boxes. However,
please be aware that this year the online NCA application will allow you to
input infinite text, but not all of that text will show up when you print.
When it comes time to download the application to Excel to print, be sure
to check each essay answer to be sure that all of your text is included.
•While the application is in its online version, the program WILL NOT allow
you to bold or underline text. Once you download to Excel, you can
bold/underline text if you choose to.
•Photos for each activity should be uploaded prior to downloading to Excel
for print.
•If you choose to download to Excel before finishing you application, you
can do that…however, be aware that all of the changes you make once in
Excel are not being saved in the online version. Later, or next year, when
you go to open your online application, you will not be working from a
finished product if the majority of the changes were completed after
downloading to Excel.
•Once complete, you can upload to Excel, proof the document and print it.
•To officially submit your NCA application (Form I and II), print the file
from Excel, get all necessary signatures and submit the hard copy to your
Region office by April 1.

*NOTE: Even though the finished products are both Excel documents, please
DO NOT refresh your NCA application from last year’s old Excel file, as the
version numbers will be different, and will likely cause your application
to be disqualified. Each NCA application must be started through the online
application center, generated to Excel then printed and signed. *
Finally, as in year’s past, if you are going to take time to complete a
National Chapter Award application, please make time to look at the scoring
rubric that will be used to evaluate the application. A copy of the scoring
rubric is attached. You can also find in on the National Chapter Award page
on the national FFA website. Login to; login to your MyFFA
account; select the Participate tab and then find the Awards and National
Chapter Award links. One the NCA page, look at the vertical menu on the
right side for scoring rubrics and tips.

If you have questions, please give me a call.

Ben Lastly
Executive Secretary
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science – UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: (706) 552-4456
Mobile Phone: (706) 410-4604
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Chris Corzine
Central Region Agricultural Education Director
Georgia Department of Education
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Dr.
Ft. Valley, GA 31030
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