NEW FOR 2021! WE ARE CELEBRATING INNOVATION!
2020 was not normal—COVID changed how we do business and how we serve our young agent community. We had to quickly pivot, change how we connect, and most importantly, we had to innovate. While in normal years, the best practices we include in the awards application packet are a great guideline for building and maintaining young agent involvement, this past year had many of us doing things very differently.
In the spirit of that innovation and creativity, the National Young Agents Committee will continue to recognize young agents committees in our usual categories—Political Involvement, Invest Supporter, Membership Development, Community Service, Young Agents Meeting, and YAC of the Year—but we will also recognize state young agents committees for how they innovated and continued to support young agents during the pandemic with the variety of state restrictions in place prohibiting in person gatherings with our new YAC Innovators Award.
We've seen your efforts—from virtual fundraisers and Zoom meetings with legislators to PPE distribution and annual conferences turned virtual lunch-and-learns—and we want to learn from and celebrate you!
This year, we are streamlining the awards application process and giving our state young agents committees flexibility by recognizing innovation AND honoring those who were able to stay on mission.
What does all this mean?
- If you would like to still be considered for a category award, fantastic! Please check the appropriate category box or boxes on the next to be considered for those awards.
- NEW THIS YEAR: You will submit ONLY ONE ESSAY with your entire awards packet, so be thoughtful and thorough in telling your story, especially if you are applying to the category awards.
- NEW THIS YEAR: The National Young Agents Committee will recognize select young agent committees for their INNOVATION in a year filled with unknowns with a new YAC Innovators Award.
We want to help you cultivate and inspire the next generation of IA channel leaders, and this year, we believe that the most important thing we can do to help us achieve that goal is to celebrate your innovation and give you a young agent community where you can share ideas and opportunities.
What about the awards Best Practices guidelines?
The Best Practices guidelines at the bottom of the page offer great ideas on how you can continue to build the young agent community in your state.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by July 1, 2021 - NO EXTENSIONS.
The Big I national Young Agents Committee is accepting applications from state committees for the Outstanding Young Agents Committee awards.