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Awards & Recognition Program 

Nominations for 2025 are being accepted. The winners will be announced at the May 1, 2025 Annual Meeting of Members.  


Nominating someone for an industry award is like giving them a turbo boost in their career. It's a confidence high-five and a VIP pass to new opportunities. Winning or just being nominated creates a buzz, puts a shiny gold star on their journey, and shouts to the world, "We've got stellar talent here!" In short, awards are the industry's way of throwing a party, celebrating success, and inspiring everyone to reach for the stars. So why not nominate someone? It's the ultimate thumbs-up in the business world! 

Lifetime Achievement 

To give recognition to outstanding promotional product individuals who have demonstrated longā€time and successful commitment to their careers and communities. These individuals have made a strong impact through enthusiastic dedication in the promotional products industry over their lifetime. Previous Winners.

Hall of Fame

UMAPP Hall of Fame Award is given to a person that has achieved outstanding honors within UMAPP Regional Association for their contributions.  Previous Winners.

Super Star Award

To recognize a person within their company who has proven to be invaluable and consistently goes above and beyond what is expected.  These people are often invisible to the industry outside of the company and UMAPP would like to give member companies an opportunity to show support for these heros.  Examples could include someone in the support staff area, customer service, accounting, factory, etc. Previous Winners.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award has been established to honor up to three individuals each year, not exclusively for their volunteer work within the UMAPP community, but more broadly for their exceptional commitment to donating time, talents, and skills to enhance both their company and industry. The recipients will stand out for surpassing conventional volunteerism and exceeding expectations.  This award will recognize one individual in each of the categories below:

  • Distributor
  • Supplier
  • Service Provider/Association 

Previous Winners

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Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) is a 501(c)(6) trade association incorporated in 1980
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