Incentive Awards Nomination Form

Submitting your nominations couldn’t be easier and each one takes just a few minutes by following these simple steps.

  1. Complete the registration form on the following page (you only have to do this once!)
  2. On the following page, select the first category that you which to make a nomination for, by clicking the gold ‘Nominate’ button – you can nominate recipients for any relevant award, except The President’s Award.
  3. Complete the nomination form on the following page and upload any additional material to support your nomination. If you are uploading multiple files please place in a ZIP file. Please note that nomination questions may be different dependent on your chosen category, so please take care when filling out each form. When you have finished the form click Submit
  4. You will then get a message to acknowledge receipt of your nomination and after a few seconds, you will be redirected back to the Awards Categories Page.
  5. If you have more deserving recipients to put forward for an award, repeat steps 2 through to 4 until you have submitted all the nominations that you have to put forward and then click the ‘Add to Cart’ tab.
  6. Enter your email address and select how many nominations you have made and click ‘Add to Cart’.
  7. Then click ‘Place Order’ and you will get an acknowledgment of your nomination(s) which will also be sent you via email.

To check your nominations at any time, click the circular gold icon at the bottom right of the screen and select ‘Submitted Nominations’.

You can also use this icon to log back in at any time to submit further nominations before the closing date which is Friday 25 June.

If you have any questions regarding your submission please drop an email to

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Amazing Technology

Encompassing all that is progressive and innovative in the ever developing world of technology.

The technology award categories showcase revolutionary solutions that power many of the amazing incentive programmes that are in place around the Globe. These category winners offer the best intelligent, resilient and secure solutions that are available today.

1. Best use of Technology in a programme

The judges are looking for technological solutions that have powered a recognition, engagement, sales or travel programme. Judges will be seeking evidence that the technology offers a genuine solution, takes an all-encompassing approach and ultimately enhances the overall programme. The technology must have been operational during Jan 2020 to June 2021


2. Best Technology Provider 

Awarded to an innovative product or solution that has delivered measurable benefit for business users, customers or channel partners in areas such as, software programme development, mobile, engagement platforms, app development and SaaS solutions will all be considered as suitable.

The technology must have been operational during Jan 2020 to June 2021

Perfect Programmes

Designing, delivering and evaluating the Perfect Programme is the lifeblood of the industry. These award categories provide the opportunity to showcase the Best Channel Partner, the ever changing world of Incentive Travel, along with best use of Prepay, in all its various forms, including gift card, codes, prepaid, open and closed loop

3. Best Reward & Recognition programme

Every employee wants to know that their contribution is appreciated.

For this category judges will be looking for evidence of a programme that has met its targets in terms of creating a better understanding of its employees. Evidence of success will be not only be judged by the level of communication and engagement, but in how this information is used and how the employer, programme manager or companies’ services have been improved as a result.

This category includes programmes targeted at driving specific employee behaviours and embedding
company values using motivation and recognition techniques.

The programme must have run during the period January 2020 to June 2021

4. Best Incentive Travel Programme

Research clearly shows that if you are looking to harness and galvanise your team, incentive travel programmes can increase individuals and team performance significantly. Social media and the sharing economy have raised participants expectations to new levels.

Judges will be looking for nominations that clearly show that the travel programme, or event was well communicated, the messaging channels used and that the overall objectives were achieved. Anecdotal evidence that the programme was unique, innovative and drove the desired behaviours would support the nomination. Proof of the desired outcome, whether that be in terms of staff retention, motivation or improved levels of engagement will assist the judges.

The programme must have run during the period January 2020 to June 2021

5. Best Channel Partner programme

We all know that a great channel programme that gets partners engaged can truly help grow your organization.

Associating with good channel partners can lift channel sales, aid with supporting new product launches and improve margins. Judges will be looking for nominations that clearly demonstrate the strength of the channel partner relationship, an innovative approach taken to provide a solution. Evidence that the outcomes for all parties were achieved.

The programme must have run at a point in time during January 2020 to June 2021

6. Best Use of Prepaid

With more than half of prepaid gift cards used for B2B the importance and value of the industry is
well understood.

In this category the judges will be looking for innovation and real proof that the prepaid element of the
programme delivered its intended objectives.
This category will look at all forms of prepaid – from open loop to closed loop, gift cards, gift vouchers and
digital issuers, and multi-currency solutions.

The programme must have run at a point in time during January 2020 to June 2021

Great People

Celebrating Great People and superb businesses that make this industry such a special place to operate in. We will recognise the new Youngs Guns, celebrate with the intrepid Entrepreneur of the Year, share a loud cheer with the Business of the Year and salute the Lifetime Achievement winner.

7. Best Place to Work in 2020

Awarded to the organisation that provides the best employment and career opportunities for employees. The winner will be an organisation that its employees view as a great place to work; that values the role of its employees, and the professionalism of the leadership team that manage and support it.

Offering career and skills development, reward and recognition for personal achievement and of course a leading reward and recognition programme!

Judges will also consider the nominees record on corporate responsibility, the impact their businesses have on the environment.

8. Company of the Year

To secure this prestige title – Company of the Year, the judges will look at overall company achievements, growth and future plans.

In the submission, nominees are encouraged to mention the entirety of the company’s success, which may range from demonstrated growth percentages in the form of both revenue growth and/or staff growth percentages, through innovations, in terms of technologies, innovation, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies. Social or environmental responsibility programs and contributions will also be expected. Evidence to support employee satisfaction and employee wellbeing programs as well as a focus on customer service, will add to overall company excellence.

9. Best Industry Service Provider

Are you a service provider to the Incentive, Recognition or Reward sector. Maybe you provide legal or financial support, a recruitment or training service, technical support or you manufacture a product.  Whatever service you offer, this is your category!

Your submission should clearly reflect how your offering works together in providing a fantastic service and will illustrate the vital role you play in ensuring your clients’ organisational objectives and visions are met.

10. Presidents Award

This award celebrates and recognises the valuable contribution that an IMA Europe Member brings to the Association or the Incentive, Reward & Recognition industry. These qualities might be demonstrated by a combination of the following: 

  • Fostering the IMA Europe brand 
  • Bringing new industry knowledge to the association 
  • Suggesting new procedures or systems which benefit IMA Europe 
  • Providing support to existing / new IMA Europe members 
  • Being available, approachable and supportive 
  • Bringing entrepreneurship and innovation into our world
  • Providing dedication and leadership qualities to our industry 
  • Effective communication of ideas and concepts   
  • Delivering world class education
  • Displaying an inclusive and diverse culture 

Displaying commitment to our industry is the key attribute the President is seeking to award. In their own way the recipient of this award will have made a valuable contribution to either IMA Europe or our industry. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge those that have contributed above and beyond in raising our industry profile.

Please note that this is a none voting category, the successful recipient of this award is solely the choice of the IMA Europe President.

Thank you for your Nomination

You’ve successfully completed your nomination and will soon receive a confirmation email. You can also check out all your nominations right here by clicking on the gold button at the bottom of the page.