Coordinator Resources for National Chemistry Week

Coordinator Resources

Find information on coordinating NCW events in your community. Whether your community is small or large, you will find suggestions that will fit your audience. Find information on fundraising, promoting your events, and more.

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NCW Illustrated Poem Contest

As part of every National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12. All illustrated poems must first be judged at the local level in order to be considered for the national contest. Please contact your NCW Coordinator for local contest deadlines. View the NCW Illustrated Poem Contest archive.

NCW Youth Chemistry Activity Patch

Find out how to help youth groups achieve their ACS Chemistry Patch.

Event Logistics

Be sure your event has the proper ACS insurance coverage for liability issues. Photo release forms are essential if you would like to take photos, use them in publications and future advertisements. You can even measure the success of your event by surveying your participants. Email for a unique electronic survey link or use the paper survey below.

Event Survey

Measure your success by having your participants complete an event survey. You will receive a summary of valuable information to help improve your event in the future. Send an email to to receive a unique survey link for your event. If computer access at your event is not available, use this paper survey. En Español

Fundraising Information and PR Tools

Use these documents to get the word out about this year’s theme and the goals of National Chemistry Week. The fundraising guide is a great resource to jump start your fundraising efforts. In it you will find ideas for funding sources, sample fundraising letters, acknowledgement letters, and more. The PR Guidebook contains everything you need to communicate to the media and includes a public relations timeline, sample press releases, public serice announcements, and more.


Acknowledge your volunteers and funding sources. These documents may be used as a guide. This shows your appreciation and ensures future participation.

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