Preferred Partner Innovation Awards

The annual NAFCU Services Innovation Awards honor partners that consistently demonstrate their commitment to bringing new, unique, and valued products to credit unions. These leaders are improving our industry by educating themselves on challenges specific to credit unions, leveraging their expertise and resources, and employing new technology and strategies to create real, effective solutions.

The Innovation Awards platform provides credit unions with a set of vetted and tested solutions that can improve bottom line, enhance member engagement, and establish a competitive advantage.

An Innovation Award is the highest distinction offered through the NAFCU Services Preferred Partner program.

Judging Criteria

Every year the entries are reviewed by a committee of judges, and winners are selected based on different criteria such as novelty, impact, and uniqueness. The committee is comprised of prominent members of the credit union media as well as respected industry executives. The Innovation Awards are exclusive to the NAFCU Services Preferred Partners.

Meet the 2019 Innovation Award Judges

Judges evaluate qualifying entries based on two primary factors: 

  • Degree of innovation
  • Impact on credit union success

Past entries have included groundbreaking advancements in:

  • Technology
  • Products
  • Services
  • Related digital media campaigns
  • Software updates and new versions of product lines
  • Any combination of these categories
  • Entry and Guidelines