About the SCOPY Awards:

ACG’s SCOPY: Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention & Year-Round Excellence recognizes the achievements of ACG members in their community engagement, education, and awareness efforts for colorectal cancer prevention. ACG members are invited to submit examples of projects and programs that demonstrate outstanding creativity and commitment to spreading the potentially lifesaving message of the importance of colorectal cancer screening and prevention.

Projects and activities eligible for consideration include: any events, materials, and outreach efforts sponsored, implemented, or created between January 1, 2021 and May 28, 2021 to raise colorectal cancer awareness. The deadline for submissions for the 2021 SCOPY Awards is May 28, 2021. The College challenges you to rally your office staff, colleagues, fellows, and your most creative ideas in support of the ACG SCOPY Awards.

In light of the current pandemic, the College is highlighting four past SCOPY-winning projects that can be accomplished remotely to inspire this year’s CRC Month initiatives and show that critical CRC awareness messages can have an impact, even while community gatherings are not feasible.

Virtual Campaigns to Inspire SCOPY 2021 Activities

Learn more about all 2020 SCOPY Award Winners

View the 2020 SCOPY Awards Booklet

Award Criteria

  • Scientific accuracy
  • Potential public health impact
  • Educational value
  • High number of online views
  • Originality


  • Submissions must be sponsored, implemented, or created between January 1, 2021 and May 28, 2021.
  • Signed releases are required for everyone in video or photo.
  • Videos should be two minutes or less.
  • No trademark/copyright infringements, including the use of copyrighted music.
  • No profanity/no nudity.

To Apply

To submit your application for the SCOPY Awards, please complete this form and upload any photos, videos, images. or documents. Please send questions to mediaonly [at] gi [dot] org.

  • Application

  • This is how your name (for individual entries) or organization's name (for group/practice entries) will be recognized if you receive a SCOPY Award (enter your organization, or your name, including suffix: examples: American College of Gastroenterology, or Jane Smith, MD, FACG and John Doe, MD
  • Contact Information

  • Secondary Contact

  • Description of Project

  • Instructions: Describe the nature and scope of your colorectal cancer awareness activities, including the audience, key tactics, and/or projects, as well as the impact or outcome of your efforts. If applicable, please describe the cost/resources required.
  • File Uploads

    Once you click "Submit" below, you will be redirected to a Dropbox page to upload your files. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit any photos, videos, images, or documents. Please ensure that you provide a high-resolution photo(s) of the submitting individual or group, as high-resolution photos are needed in order to recognize winning submissions.
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