Award Categories

Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards are for an entire program (teambuilding/event/tour program).

  • Best Collaborative Program
  • Best Creative Activity
    • Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program
    • Best Destination Marketing
    • Best Public Event
    • Best Recreational Activity
    • Best Teambuilding Activity
    • Best Tour Program
  • Best Innovative Event (by Total Event Budget)
    • Under $50,000
    • $50,001 - $100,000
    • $100,001 - $200,000
    • $200,001 – $500,000
    • $500,001 and up
  • Best Logistics - Transportation
  • Best Overall Program
  • Members' Choice

Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards are for specific component of DMC services.

  • Excellence in Risk & Crisis Management
  • Excellence in Technical Production
  • Excellence in Entertainment Production
  • Excellence in Event Décor/Design
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel Programming or Service
  • Excellence in Site Inspection
  • Excellence in Meeting Services
  • Excellence in Technology Integration
  • Excellence in Sustainable Initiatives
  • Excellence in Cultural & Tradition Integration

Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards honor peers and industry leaders with special acknowledgement for their efforts and leadership.

  • ADMEI Volunteer of the Year
  • Carol Norfleet Destination Management Rising Star
  • Destination Management Professional of the Year
  • Hall of Fame | Lifetime Achievement Award