Eligibility criteria

The eligibility for taking part in these awards are as follows:

  • Any employee or volunteer executive may be nominated for the person categories
  • For projects, the majority of work should have been carried out within the 18 months prior to the submission deadline
  • An international association is one that has its members broadly across the world, and less than 60% of its members in any one country or on one continent alone.
    If you are unsure contact the Awards Manager.
  • A European association is one that has its members broadly across Europe, and less than 60% of its members in any one country.
    If you are unsure contact the Awards Manager.
  • The "National Association of the Year" category, may be entered by any national association in any country
  • "Association" includes associations, societies, federations, councils and other not-for-profit membership organisations
  • An organisation may submit multiple entries across all categories. Multiple entries in the same category are suitable provided that the entries are for different projects
  • If a submission fits better in a category different to the one initially submitted for, the AAE reserves the right to transfer the nomination to the other category and request any additional information, providing that this is within the deadline