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Awards programs

CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council awards programs

As a Marketing & Business Development Council member, you're encouraged to nominate your peers for a variety of awards and recognition programs. Whether you're seeking to gain recognition for your own internal credit union stars, or have peers who deserve the spotlight, acknowledge the best and brightest with our awards programs.

Diamond Awards

The most prestigious annual credit union marketing competition, the Diamond Awards recognize and reward creative excellence and outstanding results.

Recognition Awards

Thank you for your interest in Councils’ Excellence Awards. As we embark on our transformation into America's Credit Unions, we've decided to take time to reevaluate Councils’ Excellence Awards in 2024. This hiatus will allow us to carefully evaluate the best way to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of our industry, aligning with the vision, mission, and purpose of our new organization. Rest assured, we are enthusiastic about establishing fresh recognition opportunities and will keep you informed as more details unfold. 
Thank you for being part of this exciting transition. We look forward to sharing more updates and celebrating the achievements of our industry together.

2024 Diamond Awards

Timeline

Key Dates

06 SEPT 2023
Open for Applications | Apply Now

 

13 DEC 2023
Early-Bird Entry Deadline

 

8 JAN 2024
Final Entry Deadline
Monday by 11:59 pm CT
 

6 FEB 2024 | on or about
Winners notified via email
 

19 MAR 2024
Awards announced at Recognition Dinner

View Submission Process

Recognition Awards

CUNA Council Recognition Awards will be on hiatus as leadership reevaluates the strategy for recognizing outstanding credit union initiatives. 

Business Development Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union business development. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Community Outreach Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union community outreach. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Marketing Professional of the Year Award

This award honors one individual who exemplifies excellence in credit union marketing. It recognizes individuals who, in all aspects of their chosen profession, consistently excel for the benefit of their credit union and the advancement of the cooperative movement.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes marketing and business development professionals who have excelled at this difficult discipline throughout their professional careers.

Rising Star Award

This award recognizes and honors an emerging marketing or business development professional in the credit union industry. The recipient of this prestigious award will be someone whose work demonstrates ongoing and exceptional growth. Their contribution to the future of the credit union industry is evident during the time they've been a part of the movement.

Top Community Contributor Award

This award recognizes the value and expertise shared with peers through collaboration within the Councils Community networking platform. The value generated by asking and answering questions and sharing documents and ideas is one of our greatest member-driven benefits. The winner is identified based on quality and quantity of contributions.

Volunteer of the Year Award

As a member-led organization, CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council relies on volunteers, and this award recognizes those contributions. The Volunteer of the Year is nominated and chosen by peers on the Council based on involvement and contributions over the past year.

Past Recognition Awards

Winner List

Recognition Award Winners

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