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Award categories for the International & European Association Awards 2019.

Now is the time to focus on the talent that associations consist of, both executive and voluntary. Associations have the ability to lead and develop all sectors and industries and the passion and dedication that associations and their employees put into their work is clear. This should be recognised widely.

1. International Executive Director of the Year

This award is open to Executive Heads of International Associations, for their work in professional leadership of their association. 

2. European Executive Director of the Year

This award is open to Executive Heads of European Associations, for their work in professional leadership of their association.

3. International Young Association Executive of the Year

This award is open to young executives who are under 40 years old, and excludes Executive Heads of associations. It will reward those making a significant contribution to the development and growth of their business area within their association.

4. European Young Association Executive of the Year

This award is open to young executives who are under 40 years old, and excludes Executive Heads of associations. It will reward those making a significant contribution to the development and growth of their business area within their association.

5. Best International Association of the Year

This award recognises the best overall International association based on the organisation's activity in the last year.

6. Best European Association of the Year

This award recognises the best overall European association based on the organisation's activity in the last year.

7. Effective Voice of the Year

This award recognises advancement of an issue and/or sector representation. It will reward positive influence and celebrate the association’s work towards improving a profession or sector. 

8. Best Event Development

Content, design, marketing, sponsorship and delegate, sponsor & exhibitor experience, all are vital for success in events. This award recognises the development of one or more areas of these areas of an event, taking into account: increased value for stake-holders and/or the whole association’s membership. 

9. Best Association Exhibition

This award is open to associations who have successfully created a new or recurring exhibition in the last year.

10. Best Event Webcasting

This award recognizes excellence in webcasting & recording conferences and events to your membership and beyond.

11. Best Use of Event Technology

This award recognises best use of a technology to improve and add value to the experience of delegates, visitors, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. 

12. Best Social Media Campaign

This award congratulates an association which has planned and implemented a successful social media campaign in the last year. 

13. Best Online Community 

This award is open to associations who successfully started an online community or made significant developments in reviving, growing and managing an existing online community in the last year.

14. Best Association Website

This award is open to associations who created a new website or significantly updated their old website in the last year, and included some degree of personalisation for their members.

15. Best Membership Engagement

This award is open to associations who successfully changed or updated the way they engage with their members in the last year. 

16. Best Professional Development Initiative

This award is open to associations who created a brand new professional development offering or made significant changes to an existing offering, in the last year.

17. Best eLearning & Online Education

This award is open to associations who created and launched an educational, digital offering in the last year. 

18. Best Association Video

This award is open to associations who created or significantly updated a video offering in the last year, such as education video, interviews, a one-off video project, video channel, etc. 

19. Best Association E-Newsletter

This award recognizes an association which has re-designed or created a new, successful e-newsletter. 

20. Best Volunteer Initiative

This award is open to associations who successfully created or made significant to a volunteer initiative in the last year.