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Spirit of Excellence Awards

ILEA’s annual Spirit of Excellence awards recognize ILEA chapters which excel in chapter communications, administration, membership retention and growth programs.

2019-2020 Spirit of Excellence Awards 

The following categories will be awarded:

  • Membership Retention – determined by ILEA Headquarters, no entry necessary
  • Membership Growth – determined by ILEA Headquarters, no entry necessary
  • Member Recruitment 
  • Communications
  • Education and Programming
  • Industry and Chapter Engagement
  • Special Project – one special project entry per chapter allowed
  • Chapter of the Year – In order to be eligible to submit for Chapter of the Year, each of the above categories require submission. Chapters must also obtain a minimum score that equals to at or above 75% of the total score possible in each category.

2019-2020 Spirit of Excellence Task Force

Megan Johnston, CSEP, DMCP (Indiana Chapter, Midwest), Chair
Erin Crofchick (Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Northeast)
Nela Kovacovic, M.A., CSEP, CMP (Edmonton Chapter, Canada)
Tonya Brathwaite, CSEP (Greater Atlanta Chapter, Southeast)

2019-2020 Spirit of Excellence Awards Recipients:

Excellence in Membership Retention

  • ILEA Vancouver

Honorable Mention: ILEA Edmonton

Excellence in Membership Growth

  • ILEA Calgary

Honorable Mention: ILEA Toronto

Excellence in Membership Recruitment​

  • Kevin Molesworth, CSEP, Brass Tacks Events

Excellence in Chapter Communications

  • ILEA San Antonio

Honorable Mention: ILEA Austin

Excellence in Programming and Education 

  • ILEA Austin

Honorable Mention: ILEA San Antonio

Excellence in Special Projects

  • ILEA Edmonton

Honorable Mention: ILEA Austin

Excellence in Industry and Chapter Engagement 

  • ILEA Dallas

Honorable Mention: ILEA Austin

Chapter of the Year 

  • ILEA Austin

Honorable Mention: ILEA Minneapolis - St. Paul

Region of the Year

  • ILEA Southwest

Honorable Mention: ILEA U.S. Midwest

View All The 2020 ILEA Esprit Awards Nominees

Past Spirit of Excellence Award Recipients

By earning one of the chapter awards, your chapter has demonstrated their expertise and excellence in all forms of their operation. Being part of an award-winning association sets our members apart from the competition and highlights to new members the benefits of being a part of our exclusive group of creative event people.

See past recipients >> 

For more information, contact Megan Johnston, CSEP, DMCP, Spirit of Excellence Awards Committee Chair or Sibley Guilianelli at ILEA Headquarters.