Awards Gala

The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing and communications. The competition is open to nonprofit organizations and for-profit industry service partners submitting on behalf of association clients, regardless of whether they are members of Association Media & Publishing to enter.

Winners are announced in June, featured in the August/September issue of Signature magazine, and honored during our Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, a dinner and celebration that kicks off the Association Media & Publishing Annual Meeting. 

A sold-out audience of more than 325 celebrated excellence in association publishing and communications at the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards Gala, June 25, 2018, at the National Housing Center in Washington, DC. The Gala was emceed by EXCEL Committee Chair, Rich Luna, Director of Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of The Meeting Professional at Meeting Professionals International, and Carla Kalogeridis, Publisher and Editorial Director at Association Media & Publishing. Attendees and finalists find out at the Gala if they won a Gold, Silver or Bronze award.

We expect another sellout for the 39th Annual EXCEL Award Gala, June 24, 2019 at the National Housing Center. Tickets are sold at a first-come, first-serve basis and most association bring their entire team and publishing partners to share the excitement.

EXCEL Awards Gala Tickets

Date, Time and Location
Monday, June 24, 2019
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
National Housing Center
1201 15 th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Registration Options:

  • Award Finalist (one discounted ticket per entry) - $110.00
  • Member / Guest of a Member Organization - $220.00
  • Non-Member / Guest of Non-Member Organization - $250.00
  • EXCEL Awards Full Table (10 Tickets) - $2,000.00


*Please note that our Gala ticket is not included in your AM&P Annual Meeting registration.
The EXCEL Gala ticket is offered as an “add-on” when purchasing your Annual Meeting ticket. Or you can purchase your Gala ticket separately. AM&P Annual Meeting attendees are not permitted to attend the EXCEL Award Gala without purchase of a Gala ticket. Please reach out to with any questions.