SPE's Gulf Coast Section (GCS) was one of five winners of SPE's 2013 Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity. The Section has won this award 3 years in a row. A large part of this success can be attributed to GCS YP board members actively working to address the concerns of its membership base throughout the year. A few best practices included the preparation of an annual survey early in the calendar year--this was done to gauge Section members' interest in events ranging from Distinguished Lectures, technical discussions, and networking events. In addition, social media were used not only to disseminate event information, but also to post event pictures and actively engage our YPs.