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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

Early Bird Deadline: December 21, 2020

Final Deadline: January 15, 2021

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

2021 Call for Diamond Award Judges

Apply today to be on the panel that helps decide the best of the credit union industry.

Marketing Professional of the Year Award

Nominations Deadline: January 8, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: February 5, 2021

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.

Business Development Professional of the Year Award

Nominations Deadline: January 8, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: February 5, 2021

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations Deadline: January 8, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: February 5, 2021

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

Rising Star Award

Nominations and Entry Materials Deadline: February 5, 2021

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.

Excellence in Marketing & Business Development Award

Nominations and Entry Materials Deadline: February 5, 2021

This award identifies, recognizes and honors credit unions that exemplify excellence in marketing and business development. It showcases innovative approaches to serving members, acknowledging their universal application to credit unions nationwide and sharing the solutions with our peers.

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.