awards 2021

Welcome to the memcom 2021 membership excellence awards

Created to empower the leaders of today and the aspiring leaders of tomorrow, the memcom awards are firmly established as a celebration of all that’s great in professional bodies, associations, charities and the wider not-for-profit sector. The awards recognise the innovation, creativity and hard work which drives up standards in the membership sector and delivers increased value for its professions and society at large.

Judged by experts in their chosen fields, the awards celebrate success in the areas of People & Leadership, Marketing & Communications, Digital, Engagement and Print.

Be inspired and read more about the 2020 award winners in the winners guide.

Key dates

Early bird awards entry closes 31 December 2020
Standard awards entry closes 28 February 2021
Late submission deadline 07 March 2021
Shortlist announced 30 April 2021
Winners announced 16 September 2021


Early bird (register and pay by 31 December) £150 + VAT
Standard (register and pay by 28 February) £199 + VAT
Late registration (final submissions due 14 March) £225 + VAT

Special Offer

► 3 FOR 2 OFFER on all entries until the final deadline

Awards categories

With 5 categories and a total of 34 awards, there is at least one award you or your organisation can apply for!


The memcom excellence awards 2021 are judged independently by our judging panels who are chosen for their expertise and experience.

Application process

To apply for the awards 2021, simply go to our awards 2021 platform to register and select the awards you wish to enter. 

You can register TODAY, start working on your application(s) at your convenience and submit by the deadline.

Submissions for all awards are limited to a maximum of 1,000 words and nominees are also able to upload a maximum of 2 documents (1x supporting evidence, 1x visual). Each award has its own criteria, but generally nominees should think about how to answer the following question. To view the criteria for each award, go to the awards platform and hover over ? under each award.

Why do you think this initiative/person deserves to win this award right now?

Judges will look for:

  • Evidence of strategy and clearly defined goals.
  • Evidence of execution, creativity and originality.
  • Evidence of success and impact.

3 reasons to enter an award

There are lots of benefits to entering an award, including:

  • Boosting team morale and motivation
  • Demonstrating the impact of your work to your members, supporters and other stakeholders
  • Benchmarking your services against your peers – whether you're a small, medium or large organisation, entering an award gives the opportunity to showcase your work against your peers 

Good luck with your applications!

Please contact us at [email protected] should you have any queries.