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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.

IMPORTANT! NEW 2021 DEADLINE DATES – The deadline dates will be earlier this year (November and December 2021) due to the March 9-12, 2022 conference dates

Early-Bird Entry Deadline:  November 19, 2021

Final Entry Deadline:  December 22, 2021 (by 5:00 pm CST)

Details And Entry Process 

2022 Call for Judges

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

Be a Judge – See the judges who helped make the 2021 Diamond Awards possible

A Peek Behind the Curtain – The story of how an entry becomes a Diamond Award

There are a lot of moving parts to an awards program – and sometimes attempting to understand everything can be daunting. The Executive Committee for CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council wanted to ensure that their members clearly understood the factors that go in t determining the Diamond Award winners. Check out this behind the scenes video that shows the process for selecting and awarding both Diamond Awards and top category selections. Thank you to TADApix for creating this fun and engaging video!

Recognition Awards

New this Year – 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.

Nominations Deadline: December 22, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process
 

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.

Nominations Deadline: December 22, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process

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.

Nominations Deadline: December 22, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process

Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Nominations Deadline: December 22, 2021

Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process

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.

Nominations and Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process

Excellence in Marketing & Business Development Award

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.

Entry Materials Deadline: January 21, 2022

Details And Entry Process

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.