Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award: Honors a recipient who demonstrates the qualities of political courage and character personified by former U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. More
IDEAS Award: Recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS, as well as honors the outstanding programs and achievements of NASS member offices. IDEAS stands for "Innovation/Dedication/Excellence and Achievement in Service." More
Medallion Award: Honors individuals, groups or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of NASS in elections, civic education or service to state government. More
Pictured here: NASS 2011-2012 President Beth Chapman, Alabama, awards the Margaret C. Smith American Democracy Award to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.