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Call for Nominations

Deadline for nominations: Friday, September 7, 2018

Easier than ever to nominate!

Just click here: DMAW Membership Recognition Award Nomination Form

Do you know a colleague who has demonstrated excellence their entire professional career?
A peer who is an up & coming leader?
How about a professional who is like an ambassador to the industry – always encouraging
and supportive?
Maybe you have a colleague who always seems to give back…
Or do you know of a vendor who is committed to our industry and regularly steps up-to-the-plate to help the DMAW?

If you recognize any of these characteristics in your friends or colleagues, then you need to nominate them for one of DMAW Member Recognition Awards:

INDUSTRY ALL-STAR: We share the presentation of this award with the DMAW Educational Foundation! This award recognizes a professional as the “best in our industry!” It honors behavior that should be recognized and repeated throughout the industry – serving as a role model in the direct marketing industry.

– Be a DMAW member
– Have at least 10 years of experience
– Acts as an ambassador to the direct marketing community
– Encourages the next generation
– Consistently achieves outstanding accomplishments
– Makes contributions to the industry on all levels – helping to shape the industry
– Displays professionalism, fairness, leadership, positive attitude, business acumen and integrity that is recognized and respected by industry peers.


RISING STAR AWARD: Recognizes a professional young person with promise who has a minimum of 3 years in the industry and is 35 years old or younger.

– Be a member of DMAW
– Have at least 3 years of experience
– Be 35 years old or younger
– Have demonstrated leadership abilities
– Have a track record of results
– Have a reputation for “involvement” through direct marketing education.


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Recognizes an individual’s dedication and voluntary efforts to support DMAW

– Be a member of DMAW


PARTNER OF THE YEAR: Recognizes a supplier company that supports the DMAW mission

– Be a member of DMAW
– A demonstrated interest in, and support, of the association through its available resources (financial & personnel)
– Practices supporting and encouraging individuals to become DMAW members
– Supports and encourages member education
– Recognizes the value of supporting members to volunteer for the organization

The recipients of the 2018 awards will be recognized at the

11th Annual Best of Direct Gala
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC!

Best of Direct is a fantastic recognition award event, as well as a great kick-off party for the holiday season! It’s a phenomenal way to celebrate the year-end with colleagues and friends, as well as looking forward to a new year!