Indiana Society of Association Executives

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to the application for the 19th Annual STAR Awards! Please click on a form below to enter your nomination for one or more of the many prestigious awards up for grabs. Awards are categorized either as individual or association/organization.

Nominations will be accepted until November 6, 2020. Please note that the nominations should reflect programs, initiatives, and work which took place between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

Listed below are the available awards. A description for each award can be found HERE or in their respective submission forms.

Association/Organizational Awards:

  • NEW! Special Recognition
  • Golden Shoestring
  • Impactful Community Philanthropic Program
  • Impactful Technology
  • Innovative Communications Program
  • Innovative Marketing Campaign
  • Innovative Membership Program
  • Outstanding Annual Convention
  • Outstanding Government Affairs Program
  • Outstanding Individual Program/Event
  • Supplier Company of the Year

Individual Awards:

  • Association Executive of the Year
  • Association Professional of the Year
  • Individual Supplier of the Year
  • Rising STAR of the Year


Do I need to create an account to submit a nomination?

Yes. Before you enter any information, Submittable will prompt you to create an account. You will then be able to manage your submissions.

Can I nominate myself?

Of course! You may nominate yourself or your peers.

Can I submit more than one nomination?

Yes. You may nominate multiple individuals for each award. At the end of each award submission, you will be asked if you would like to nominate an additional individual. Click “yes” and a set of questions will appear.

If you would like to nominate more than one company for an association/organizational award, please fill out separate forms.

Is there a recommended length for each question in the nomination form?

Yes. Suggested word counts can be found next to every question. We recommend providing the judges with as much detail as possible.

What is the time frame/scope of projects, events and initiatives eligible for nomination?

Nominations should reflect programs, initiatives, and work which took place between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

What is the deadline to submit a nomination?

October 16, 2020. This deadline will NOT be extended.

Who judges the awards?

All submissions for the association/organizational awards are reviewed and scored by the Ohio Society of Association Executives.

Do I have to finish the entire nomination form at one time?

No. Once you make an account to fill out a nomination, anything you add to your form will be autosaved until you submit, allowing you to come and go as you please.

Indiana Society of Association Executives