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Who's eligible to enter the Power of Associations Awards program?

  • Associations of all types

  • Association management companies (AMC's) that submit applications on behalf of their association clients

  • Industry partners that undertake initiatives in coordination with associations


Public relations campaigns will not be accepted. We encourage you to submit these programs to ASAE's Gold Circle Awards.

Applications for the same program under multiple categories will not be permitted.

Six association programs are chosen annually to receive the highest level of recognition, the Summit Award. Presented as ASAE's Power of Associations - Summit Awards Dinner, Summit Award winners receive third-party validation of their programs that they can share with their association's membership, volunteer leaders and other stakeholders. 


Some associations will receive the second level of recognition--the Power of Associations Gold Award. Each Power of Associations Gold Award winner is automatically entered in the competition for the coveted Summit Award. Programs in each category are also eligible to receive a Power of Associations Silver Award, which recognizes the program for its excellence but is not advanced for Summit Award consideration.

View the application guide for detailed instructions.