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APAC 2018 Association Awards is a great opportunity for associations from around the Asia Pacific to expand their networks, learn from one another, and recognize each other's excellence and innovation.


Awards are designed to honor individuals and associations who serve as leaders in their fields and make the greatest impact on their communities.


Apply for the awards and share your achievements and experience with your fellow association community!

Who can apply for the awards?

  • Associations (all professional, scientific and industry associations are equally welcome)
  • Presidents
  • Executive Directors
  • Membership, Communications, Event and Operations Directors


APAC Association Awards are brought to you by EventBank in cooperation with MCI Group.

There are multiple award categories to reflect the variety of associations in the APAC region, each with a unique set of challenges. So, whether you are a small association with no full-time staff, or a large association with multiple chapters, there is an award to suit you. 

Large Association of the Year Award recognizes associations of the larger size that have achieved outstanding results. The Judging Committee will examine associations' activities, members acquisition, members engagement, challenges the associations had to overcome and the associations' impact on their community.



(To apply for the Large Association of the Year Award, your association should have more than 2,000 individual members)


Small Association of the Year Award celebrates associations of the smaller size that have achieved outstanding results. The Judging Committee will examine associations' activities, members acquisition, members engagement, challenges the associations had to overcome and the associations impact on their community.



(To apply for the Small Association of the Year Award, your association should have less than 2,000 individual members)


Professional Association of the Year Award celebrates professional associations (also known as a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) that have achieved outstanding results. The Judging Committee will examine associations' activities, members acquisition, members engagement, challenges the associations had to overcome and the associations' impact on their community and professions.


Industry Association of the Year Award celebrates industry associations (also known as trade association, industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body) that have achieved outstanding results, particularly focusing on their industries and members progression. The Judging Committee will examine associations' activities, members acquisition, members engagement, challenges the associations had to overcome and the associations' impact on their communities and industries.


The Best Event of the Year Award seeks to identify the events (or event series) with the most inspirational theme, speakers, and execution. The Judging Committee will consider the impact the event has had on it's members, association and the wider community. Any professional association event, no matter the industry, length, size or frequency can compete in this category where we will look for the most outstanding association event!



The Executive of the Year Award recognizes the executives of associations who lead by example and help their associations grow. The award is based on the testimony in areas of leadership, management organization, membership engagement, community involvement, and personal attributes. The Judging Committee will also review executives' ability to drive innovation in their respective associations and the impact they are generating. 


The Most Innovative Association of the Year Award seeks to identify the associations and executives who are not afraid of change, but rather think outside the box to adapt to the turbulent, fast-changing world. Have you challenged industry norms or tried and tested new member programs which have delivered successes? Share them with the community and get recognized for your innovativeness. 



Scientific Association of the Year Award recognizes scientific associations (also known as science-based organizations or research-focused societies) that have achieved outstanding results and breakthrough discoveries. The Judging Committee will examine associations' activities, members acquisition, members engagement, challenges the associations had to overcome and the associations impact on their community, industry and the scientific value created.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What are the deadlines to apply?

Award applications are open until November 16, 2018 midnight (SGT). Make sure to submit the application online or by email before the deadline to be considered.


What is the purpose of the awards?

The purpose of the awards is to recognize and celebrate individuals and associations around the Asia Pacific, particularly those making significant contributions to the improvement of their communities. By showcasing the best practices among associations in the APAC region, we provide the best knowledge sharing so you can learn from one another. Even if you are unsuccessful with winning an award, do not be disappointed. Rather, look at this as an opportunity to improve and develop, a stepping stone to your success! 


Who is going to judge?

All nominations will be evaluated by the Judging Committee, consisting of worldwide senior-level association experts. Learn more about The Judging Committee here.


How do I nominate for an award or how can I apply?

You can apply on behalf of your association or remarkable leaders from the association you are affiliated with. Additionally, you are also welcome to self-nominate. Nominations are done by submitting online applications and confirmed via email. Once the applications have been submitted, we will notify you about the additional steps required (i.e. sending out copies of the annual report, or any additional material required if the application was incomplete or requires verification).


How much does it cost to apply for awards?

It is free to apply and besides learning about the best association practices in the APAC region, all participating associations will receive a certificate, branding, and advertising in return.


What is the award process?

  1. Submit your application online before November 16, 2018.
  2. The Judging Committee will review all entries and narrow down the finalists by November 30, 2018.
  3. Winners will be announced on December 5, 2018 via the event website, press release and email.

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