The 2024 Memcom Excellence Awards

Based on recommendations from our awards judging panels and other senior leaders within the sector, the 2024 Memcom Membership Excellence Awards offer 6 categories with 31 awards to enter, providing something for everyone.

Awards and Categories

Digital Digital

The six awards in this category celebrate digital innovation and creativity. From websites and apps to elearning, AI and even podcasts, these awards highlight and celebrate the digital strides forward that push the limit of what is possible and make a lasting impact to organisations, members and stakeholders.

01. Best Website 
02. Best App
03. Best Use of Video
04. Best Podcast
05 - Best Use of Innovative Technology
06- Best Digital Transformation


Events Events


Events are an essential part of non-profit membership organisations, and the four awards in this category recognise creativity and innovation in a range of areas, from Best Venue, through to Celebration Events. 

07. Best Celebration Event
08. Best Event
09. Best Virtual / Hybrid Event
10. Best Venue


Engagement Engagement


Engagement is crucial for all membership organisations, given that members and supporters are the lifeblood of our sector. There are eight awards in this category, celebrating excellence in everything from newsletters and social media presence, through to impactful campaigns and lobbying.

  • 11. Best Strategy for Member Engagement or Recruitment
  • 12. Best Member Support 
  • 13. Best Integrated Marketing or Membership Campaign
  • 14. Best Social Media Presence
  • 15. Best Email Newsletter
  • 16. Best Lobbying Campaign
  • 17. Best Public Awareness Campaign
  • 18. Best Learning or Education Initiative


Publishing Publishing


Always a hugely popular category, the following three awards honour the magazines and annual reports which demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, offer engaging content and innovative design or other aspects which make them stand out amongst the competition.

  • 20. Best Magazine Launch or Re-launch 
  • 21. Best Magazine, Circulation less than 20K circulation
  • 22. Best Magazine, Circulation more than 20K circulation



Organisation Organisation


The four awards in this section recognise the hard work across your entire organisation to go above and beyond the efforts of your peers and champion areas such as EDI, sustainability, or membership excellence. No matter the size of your organisation, if you’ve achieved something exceptional and made a tangible difference, this is your opportunity to share it with the wider membership community. Winning one (or more) of the awards in this category will truly set you apart from the rest.

  • 22. The Memcom EDI Award
  • 23. The Memcom Sustainability Award
  • 24. Best Trade Association
  • 25. Best Professional Body or Learned Society


People People


The success of the membership sector relies on its talented staff and volunteers and the six awards in this section celebrate the positive impact that individuals and teams have on their organisation, their members and the public. From industry partners to rising stars, these awards are your chance to nominate the people who make a difference in your organisation.

  • 26. Editor of the Year
  • 27. Best Agency
  • 28. The Future Leader
  • 29. Team of the Year
  • 30. Best President or Chair 
  • 31. The CEO Leadership Award


Grand Prix Grand Prix


This award is given after all judging has taken place, in recognition of the organisation which wins the most awards in the Memcom Excellence Awards 2024. All awards placings are taken into account, so the more you enter, the more likelihood you have of winning the Grand Prix.

Winning entries are awarded three points, and highly-commended entries gain one point, so the winner of the Grand Prix award for 2024 can be truly proud of their achievements, and know that they are the best in show at the Memcom Excellence Awards 2024.   

NB: This award cannot be entered directly as it is purely based on the judges' scoring. 


Awards Description and Criteria

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