International & European Association Success Awards

Association Success Awards 2024

The Association of Association Executives has been recognising and sharing association successes since 2006.

The ethos of all the AAE Awards is recognizing success and sharing the know-how across associations. They are non-profit-making initiative where nominees pay a low admin fee for entering. 

The awards are supported by the most distinguished associations and societies, and have the highest reputation for fair and good practices.

Open for nominations
Nominations deadline
Shortlist announced
Awards Ceremony (co-located with AWC24)
  • Be recognised for your contribution to the sucess of the organisation
  • Show your members the quality of the work you produce for them and for their organisation
  • Enhance your organisation's brand and reputation with a great PR opportunity
  • Receive recognition that can support your career progression
  • Show appreciation for the hard work and results of your employees and volunteers
  • Nominate a supplier to promote their great service

How to nominate for an award >>

You can nominate:

  • Yourself, a colleague, a friend in another association
  • A team you are in, or another one in your own or another association
  • A project of your own, of a colleague(s), or both, or a contact's
  • Your own association or an association you are acquainted with
  • A client association or a client project (if you are a supplier)
  • A supplier to associations can nominate their client association
  • Association employees can nominate suppliers (No Fee!)

View the full eligibility criteria >>

There are 23 categories you can nominate in, across nine areas: 

  • People & Teams
  • Organisation
  • Leadership projects
  • Membership & Communities
  • Conferences & Events
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Publishing & Information
  • Supplier Support

View the full list of categories >>

  • The awards and categories are association-guided, not sponsor-driven
  • Categories are in key areas of association development and importance
  • Becoming a finalist is determined by the judges' scoring level reached by your nomination, not limited to a specific number
  • A low administration fee of EUR 95 / GBP 80.00 +VAT is applied only for completed nominations
  • The Awards Ceremony will take place in Graz, Austria (at the Associations World Congress, 9-11 June 2024)
  • There is no fee to attend the Awards Ceremony
  • Shortlisted nominees will be invited to prepare a success story, and present this during the congress

Contact Anca Urdea, the Awards Manager who is available for your questions and to provide you support every step of the way.

Anca Urdea
Anca Urdea

Awards & Success Story Manager , Association of Association Executives

Anca has been with AAE since 2011, and manages the Association Awards programme of three Awards per year internationally, and she produces Association Success story case studies for our Resource Centre.
Anca has a BA in Sociology, and an MA from the University of Greenwhich. She is a certified Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy and a Certified Master Hypnotist.

 You can call Anca on +447523819500 or email at [email protected] any time.