You are invited to enter this year's competition by submitting one innovative project created and implemented by your SHRM affiliate. Please complete the application form below and submit on or before the deadline of midnight on Sept. 9, 2012.

Please use the full name of your affiliate rather than an acronym (e.g., Sunrise SHRM rather than SSHRM).

The Executive Summary will be the introduction to your application and will be used in the 2012 Pinnacle Award Compendium. In the space provided below, describe your program in 200 words or less.

For more than 20 years, the SHRM Pinnacle Awards have recognized the energies and efforts of SHRM's network of more than 575 chapters and 53 state councils. The Pinnacle Awards honor SHRM affiliates for high-level development and contributions that enhance the development of effective human resource management. The awards recognize an innovative activity, program or initiative that transcends normal affiliate operations.

All SHRM chapters and state councils in good standing are eligible to submit nominations.

Please consult the application packet for eligibility and information about the application process. Only electronic submissions will be accepted and considered. Applications are limited to one per affiliate. Your application serves as the sole basis for evaluation and judging.

Applications are due no later than midnight on September 9, 2012. You will receive a confirmation of your submission. If you do not receive the confirmation, please contact a member of your regional team immediately.

The top 20 finalists will be notified by October 1. All winners will be announced on November 16 at the Awards Dinner during the 2012 SHRM Leadership Conference.

Questions about the program may be directed to any member of your regional team.