Nominations due – Friday, April 30

NAGDCA is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Leadership Awards, an annual program recognizing plans and industry partners who have demonstrated excellence in one of four main categories – Participant Education & Communication, Plan Design & Administration, Technology & Interactive Multimedia, and National Retirement Security Month.


New for 2021 – COVID-19 Response Add-on Category

The Awards Committee has developed the COVID-19 Response award to recognize exceptional efforts made over the past year to continue supporting participants during the pandemic. Nominations will be accepted for this award from any of the four main categories and all submitted nominations are eligible to receive an award in this category whether or not they win in their original submitted category.

(Nominations must be submitted under one of the four main categories to also be considered for a COVID-19 Response award; you cannot submit a nomination in this category alone.)


Plans of all sizes are encouraged to submit nominations and asset size and plan resources will be taken into consideration during the scoring process. Successful nominations in all categories will include measurable results that led to a sound improvement in the plan.

Please note, the nomination requirements have been updated for 2021. Please review the new guidelines closely before preparing a nomination. Industry partners may nominate clients or plans may self-nominate.

Winners will be announced in July and recognized during the NAGDCA Annual Conference.

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