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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 40 Under 40.

See the 2019 winners


Awards for Chapters

  • Chapter Member Connection Award
    Honors the APMP chapter that provides outstanding programming at regularly-scheduled chapter meetings and/or a special event.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: What are you doing to connect with and serve your members?

  • 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.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: No matter how large or small, what is your chapter doing to better engage your members?

Awards for Individuals

  • Proposal and Bid Industry Executive of the Year
    This award is presented to an industry professional who stands out as a thought leader for his/her efforts in promoting and advancing the profession.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: What did your company executive do to make a difference in the industry?

  • Vendor of the Year Award
    This award honors one vendor who has gone above and beyond in advancing the profession. This award is open to vendors who serve the profession, including consultants.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: What has this vendor/consultant done to make a difference in the industry?

  • Executive Summary of the Year Award
    This award recognizes the strongest winning executive summary from the past year.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: Share your company’s best executive summary to be judged for writing, clarity, and persuasiveness. Only submit winning executive summaries.

  • Bid & Proposal Team of the Year
    This award honors a cohesive, effective proposal team that demonstrates industry best practices, thought leadership, and a commitment to the professional development of its members.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: No matter the size of the company, what makes your bid and proposal team so effective?

  • Best Article
    This award recognizes an article published on that exhibits excellence in writing and thought leadership and presents practical information in a journalistic way.
    >>NOMINATION FOCUS: Was this a well-written article that provides relevant information you can put into practice?


The nominating period is open now through 5:00 pm EST Monday, March 2, 2020.


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 and throughout the following year.

The fields below relate to the Nominee OR the chapter representative. If you are a chapter representative and are nominating a chapter other than your own, please identify that in your essay. Otherwise we will assume you are nominating your own chapter! For the Justification for Nomination, please type your essay into the text box below, OR upload a PDF or Word DOC. You do not need to do both.