2017 EXCELLENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

ABOUT THE AWARDS CATEGORIES ENTRY PACKETS PREVIOUS WINNERS CONTACT

 

IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. These 34 awards honor organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Winners are recognized at IEDC's Annual Conference in Toronto, ON.


CALL FOR ENTRIES


How to Submit Awards Entries


Step 1:
Download the Awards Entry Packet - Available February 13, 2017.


Step 2: Review the award category descriptions and consider one or more entries from your community.


Step 3: Postmark your application(s) by the May 12th deadline. Mail to:

IEDC
734 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Attn: Awards


Questions: Contact Nye Harte at awards@iedconline.org or (202) 942-9483.

 


2017 Timeline


Call for Entries Begins: February 13
Early Bird Deadline: April 7
Final Deadline: May 12
Judging: June
Notification: July/August
Awards Presentation: September 17-20

 

2017 Awards Fees (Per Entry)

Early Entry:
By April 7

Regular Entry:
April 8 - May 12

Communities with population < 25,000

$110

$140

IEDC Members

$110

$165

Nonmembers

$190

$210


Final Deadline: Postmarked by May 12, 2017

 


BEST IN SHOW AWARD


The Best in Show Award recognizes the best entry out of all 24 categories of promotional, program, and partnership awards. The recipient will be revealed during the Awards Ceremony at IEDC's Annual Conference.

The 2016 recipient was the City of Alpharetta for their Community Brochure.

 


WHAT CAN AN IEDC AWARD OFFER YOUR ORGANIZATION?


IEDC is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of economic development.

Recipients of IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards demonstrate to our experienced panel of judges that they are at the forefront of the economic development profession. We recognize the most successful, innovative, and effective leaders, programs, partnerships, and promotional materials. Award recipients gain valuable publicity and exposure amongst their peers in the economic development field, media, and prospects. Raise the visibility of your organization - apply for an Excellence in Economic Development award today!