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Opportunities for Recognition

The Association recognizes the contributions, hard work, and creativity of our awards and personalization community through industry awards and product contest awards. The award recipients are selected by their peers, and the awards provide a testament of the recipients’ work in providing innovative products or high-quality service to their customers.


Industry Awards: Gold Obelisk

The prestigious Gold Obelisk awards are bestowed upon individuals who contribute to the success of the awards and personalization community. Association members can nominate candidates for the following industry awards:

  1. Founders Award
  2. Hall of Fame Award
  3. Speaker of the Year Award
  4. Volunteer of the Year Award
  5. Customer Service Representative of the Year Award
  6. Outside Sales Representative of the Year Award
  7. Small Business Retailer of the Year Award
  8. Large Business Retailer of the Year Award
  9. Supplier of the Year Award–Multiple Locations
  10. Supplier of the Year Award–Single Location 

2023–2024 Gold Obelisk Award Recipients


For more information on our awards programs, contact Liz Giannini at

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