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APMP Awards

APMP Awards are given annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of chapters and members.

Related programs include APMP Fellows and the NEW 40 Under 40.


Awards for Chapters

  • Chapter Programs/Special Events
    Honors the APMP chapter that provides outstanding programming at regularly-scheduled chapter meetings and/or a special event.
  • Chapter Communications Award
    Honors the chapter that provides outstanding content and value in communications (newsletter, website, email blast, social media or other communications means).
  • The Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year
    Honors the APMP chapter that demonstrates excellence in chapter sustenance and development through support of APMP initiatives.
  • Most Corporate Memberships Sold
  • Largest Annual Membership Growth

Awards for Individuals

  • APMP Future Leader Award
    Honors a new proposal, bid, capture, business development or graphics professional who has made a significant contribution to the industry for his/her organization this year and shows potential for future organizational leadership
  • The John Elder Journal Award
    Honors the author(s) an informative story that delivers educational value and clarity and appeared in the past year's issue of the APMP Journal.
  • Chapter Chair of the Year
    Awarded at the discretion of the APMP Executive Committee.

Learn more about past winners


The nominating period is currently: CLOSED

The next nominating period will open late winter, 2018.


APMP awards recognize outstanding achievements from the previous calendar year.

Chapters nominated must be current on Quarterly Chapter Rebate Form Submissions and follow APMP policies and procedures.

Individual nominees must be members in good standing.

Nominees are encouraged to follow these tips when submitting a nomination form:

  • Detail why you or your chapter should be considered for the award (in 500 words or less).
  • Make your nomination stronger by citing quantifiable examples to illustrate accomplishments. The more examples you can use, the better.
  • All nominations must be unique. Duplicate entries will be eliminated.

Evaluation and Judging

The awards are judged by a diverse committee of APMP leaders and staff. Anyone with a conflict of interest simply does not participate with discussion regarding that particular award.

The awards are assessed based upon the strength of the nominations, cited examples of measured accomplishments, and the success in delivering programs that surpass other chapters'/organizations' efforts.

Each nomination is ranked using specific criteria, and the award is granted to the highest-ranking nominee for each category.

Awards Presentation

Winners are announced just before the annual APMP conference, Bid & Proposal Con, and celebrated throughout the event, culminating with recognition at the Celebration of the Industry.

Throughout the year, winners will be featured on the APMP website, as well as in email and social media.