The Northwest Credit Union Association is proud to recognize and award the professionals, volunteers, and credit unions that have made outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the Credit Union Movement.

Nomination Deadline Extended for NWCUA Awards!

Submit Your Nominations by June 30

The Northwest credit union community is full of inspirational professionals. Help us recognize their achievements at the Annual Awards ceremony at MAXX this October by submitting a nomination through one of the pages below.

About the Awards Program

The Northwest Credit Union Association is proud to recognize and award the professionals, volunteers, and credit unions that have made outstanding contributions to the development and growth of the Credit Union Movement. We do so through our Annual NWCUA Awards program at Maxx Convention and at the annual Marketers’ Conference.

The awards presented at MAXX include the Summit Awards, Advocacy Awards, Chapter Excellence Award, and regional CUNA Awards. Whereas, Spectrum Marketing Awards are presented at the annual Marketers’ Conference each year.

Click below to find out more about each award and nominate a deserving professional, volunteer or credit union today!

Summit Awards

At it’s heart, the awards program recognizes those credit union professionals who have reached the highest levels of achievement, promoting credit union philosophy, innovation, and thought leadership that has had a significant and lasting impact on the credit union movement. This year we honor those in the categories of Young Credit Union Leader of the Year, Innovation and Impact, Distinguished Director, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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National CUNA Awards

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility, Louise Herring Philosophy in Action, and Desjardins Financial Literacy awards allow state-level winners to advance to national judging and receive recognition for their commitment to carrying on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

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Advocacy Awards

Credit union participation in the legislative and political process is essential for the long-term survival of our movement.  Strong advocacy programs are a key piece of winning legislative battles, defending legislative attacks, and giving credit unions the opportunity to thrive. The Advocacy Awards recognize credit union grassroots participation in legislative and regulatory activities in all three states.

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Chapter Excellence Award

Chapters are an important part of the credit union system and another way that we can differentiate ourselves.  The Chapter Excellence LEAP Award presented this year recognizes the outstanding efforts of a Chapter in each of the 4 pillars: leadership, education, advocacy, and philosophy in action.

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Spectrum Awards

The Spectrum Marketing Awards honor excellence in credit union communications and marketing. Categories include Digital Media/E-Marketing, Public Relations, Branding, Print, Broadcast, Website, and Coordinated Campaigns.

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See the award winning campaigns recognized at the Spectrum Marketing Awards Dinner on May 4.

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Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions about the Summit Awards, CUNA Awards, or the Chapter Excellence Awards please contact Christine Ruzzi, NWCUA Director of Member Resources at 800.995.9064 x206 or cruzzi@nwcua.org.

If you have any questions about the Advocacy Awards, please contact Jennifer Wagner, NWCUA Senior Vice President of Advocacy at 800.995.9064 x224 or jwagner@nwcua.org.