International & European Awards

The International & European Association Awards, now in its 5th year

The International & European Association Awards, now in its 5th year, is the association awards that has the ethos of sharing best practice and successes, and is a non-profit making project, where nominees do not pay to enter or attend if they are shortlisted.  The awards are supported by the most reputable associations and societies worldwide.

Need help?

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

You can call her +44 (0) 208 004 6313 or at anca@associationexecutives.org any time.

And don’t forget to read our top tips on how to submit a quick and award-winning nomination.  

Why nominate?

  • Be acknowledged for excellence
  • Show your members the quality of the work you produce 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
  • Take the opportunity to celebrate your success

Award Categories

  • International Executive Director of the Year
  • European Executive Director of the Year
  • International Young Association Executive of the Year
  • European Young Association Executive of the Year
  • Best International Association of the Year
  • Best European Association of the Year
  • Effective Voice of the Year
  • Best Event Development
  • Best Association Exhibition
  • Best Event Webcasting
  • Best Use of Event Technology
  • Best Social Media Campaign
  • Best Online Community
  • Best Association Website 
  • Best Membership Engagement
  • Best Professional Development Initiative
  • Best eLearning & Online Education
  • Best Association Video
  • Best Association E-Newsletter
  • Best Volunteer Initiative

Nominations for the projects should include either developments of past projects or new projects

An Awards with a different Ethos

  1. No submission fees
  2. No fee for shortlisted entrants to attend the awards ceremony
  3. The awards are association-guided, not sponsor-driven
  4. Categories are chosen in key areas of association development and importance
  5. Shortlisted entrants get the opportunity to talka bout their projects to attendees of the ceremony
  6. Time for networking & enjoyment, avoiding 'endless' presentations

Submissions are now closed


Eligibility criteria

The International & European Association Awards are open to International and European associations, which are based anywhere in the world. Only projects, the majority of which have been carried out within the last 12 months prior to the submission deadline are eligible. An organisation may submit multiple entries, both in the different categories and in the same category providing that the entries are for different projects. If your submission fits better in a category different to the one you have initially submitted it for, we reserve the right to transfer your nomination to the appropriate category and request any additional information, providing that this is within the deadline.

For any questions or to request to be notified when nominations are being accepted, please contact anca@associationexecutives.org