FAQs

Who may nominate a member/chapter?

Any IEC member or chapter staff member may nominate any member or chapter.

How do I submit a nomination?

Complete a nomination on the IEC online awards platform, iec.awardsplatform.com. This platform is for all submissions.

What is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations must be submitted to IEC National by July 15, 2021.

When will the awards be presented?

The awards will be presented at various times throughout IEC Convention & Expo 2021, October 6-9 in Denver. The majority of the awards will be presented during the Amped Up Luncheon and the President’s Reception & Awards Gala.

How are the winners of the IEC Chapter Growth Awards determined?

The IEC Membership & Chapter Development department tracks each chapter’s percentage of growth independently and submits a ranking to determine the winners. No nominations or submissions are necessary.

How are the winners of the IEC National Advocacy Awards determined?

The IEC National Advocacy award recognizes IEC chapters with the highest level of member participation in IECs advocacy efforts, including grassroots campaigns, donation to PRIDE PAC and PEF, and more. This information is tracked by the IEC Government Affairs department, and no nominations or submissions are necessary. 

Do I need to attend the Amped Up Luncheon and/or Awards Gala?

Attendance at Convention is not required; however, IEC does not disclose award winners until then. Attendance is an opportunity to be recognized by your peers for your accomplishments. We recommend that all nominees attend, or appoint a substitute, so as not to miss this opportunity. If you do not plan to attend, please let IEC know who (in the event of winning) will accept the award on your behalf. If no substitute is appointed, your Chapter Executive Director will be asked to accept the award on your behalf.

Who should I contact with questions?

If you have any questions about the 2021 IEC National Awards, contact the IEC National Office at communications@ieci.org or (703) 549-7351.

How do I receive feedback post-award?

Contact IEC National at communications@ieci.org or (703) 549-7351.

Questions?

Contact the national staff member below for any questions regarding awards.