CUNA Councils opens submissions for 2016 CUNA Diamond Awards

WASHINGTON, DC (November 3, 2015) — CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is now accepting entries for the 2016 Diamond Awards, its annual celebration of marketing achievements in the credit union industry. Final submissions for the awards are due Jan. 8, 2016.

“The credit union movement is comprised of talented, creative, boundary-pushing individuals who deserve to be recognized for their achievements,” says Amber Scott, Diamond Awards committee co-chair and vice president of marketing, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union. “The Diamond Awards are our opportunity to celebrate credit unions that demonstrate excellence, break new ground and achieve results.”

The most prestigious annual competition in the credit union industry, the Diamond Awards recognize achievements in 30 diverse categories of marketing and business development, including branding, campaigns, direct mail, social media and—new to 2016—video. Entries are judged on five criteria: Creativity, Design and Production, Copy and Communication, Strategy and Results.

Winners will be recognized online and onsite at the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in Anaheim, Calif. during a dedicated awards dinner on March 22, 2016.

The awards committee is currently seeking qualified individuals from the credit union movement to act as Diamond Awards judges. Those with past credit union marketing and judging experience are strongly encouraged to apply here by October 30.

For more information about the 2016 Diamond Awards and to submit an entry, visit

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit

About CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council

The CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council is a member-led organization comprised of 1,200+ credit union professionals across the United States. The Council strives to provide superior educational and networking opportunities to help its members be recognized in the credit union industry as the premier experts in credit union marketing, business development, and related disciplines. The CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council is one of the six organizations that make up the CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,400 credit union professionals. For more information, visit


CUNA Communications


More News