Visionary Award Nominations

Lifetime Achievement

The PCMA Education Foundation annually recognizes our colleagues with distinguished lifetime career accomplishments and noteworthy contributions to the business events industry. As few as one honoree, as many as three will be celebrated annually; individuals must be or have been a meetings professional, supplier or educator. Individuals do not need to be current members of PCMA. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 15. 

CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrates leadership through their roles within PCMA, the PCMA Education Foundation and/or Chapters
  • Contributes to the advancement of the Business Events Industry
  • Demonstrates leadership within their own organization
  • Contributes to the professional development of others
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Meeting Professional of the Year

Please note this award honors an individual’s work from June 2016 – December 2017. Nominee must be a current member of PCMA. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 15.

CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrates professional excellence in all business interactions
  • Seeks and executes solutions to event challenges
  • Changes and improves meetings year over year
  • Successfully markets the meeting to constituents
  • Values and respects vendor/supplier relationships
  • Shares the values of PCMA: Passionate, Connected, Ethical, and Knowledgeable
  • Other: PCMA volunteerism – industry activity

VOTING:

  • Professional Excellence – 35%
  • Overcoming Challenges – 20%
  • Preparation and Future – 10%
  • Professional and Volunteer Achievements – 15%
  • Nomination and up to two Letters of Recommendation – 20%
NOMINATE HERE

Supplier of the Year

Please note this award honors an individual’s work from June 2016 – December 2017. Nominee must be a current member of PCMA. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 15.

CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrates professional excellence by anticipating and exceeding clients’ needs
  • Balances client/employer needs and costs effectively
  • Partners with clients to create solutions to event challenges
  • Adapts to industry changes and expectations
  • Shares the values of PCMA: Passionate, Connected, Ethical, and Knowledgeable
  • Other: PCMA volunteerism – industry activity

VOTING: 

  • Professional Excellence – 35%
  • Overcoming Challenges – 20%
  • Preparation and Future – 10%
  • Professional and Volunteer Achievements – 15%
  • Nomination and up to two Letters of Recommendation – 20%
NOMINATE HERE

Community Advocate of the Year

Please note this award honors an individual’s work from June 2016 – December 2017. This award recognizes an individual’s activism through one specific program/project. This award is open to organization and event based programs. Nominee must be a current member of PCMA. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 15.

CRITERIA:

  • Creates and executes a program through an event that gives-back to the community
  • Gains participation and support from constituency
  • Obtains statistics on impact of project and outcomes
  • Plans unique and creative project

VOTING: 

  • Community Project Impact – 45%
  • Uniqueness of project – 35%
  • Nomination and up to two Letters of Recommendation – 20%
NOMINATE HERE

Event Designer of the Year

Please note this award honors an individual’s work from June 2016 – December 2017. This award is aimed to differentiate from Meeting Professional of the Year by recognizing unique and innovative ideas implemented through Event Design. This award is open to business event strategists, meeting professionals and suppliers. Nominee must be a current member of PCMA. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 15.

CRITERIA:

  • Develops and showcases new trends in event design with a focus on attendee experience
  • Works within event budget to create innovative and experiential designs
  • Shapes events of the future through event design
  • Shares knowledge with others

VOTING:

  • Innovations / Design Showcased – 45%
  • Impact on Attendees and Organization – 35%
  • Nomination and up to two Letters of Recommendation – 20%
NOMINATE HERE
Rebecca SchingelVisionary Award Nominations