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Awards & Recognition Programs

Awards and Recognition Programs


NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association offers several awards programs:

The National Awards celebrate individual excellence and are presented yearly at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO (RTIME).

The NTCA Retirement and Service Recognition Awards recognizes managers, employees, officers and directors who have given several years of service to your company, as well as those who are retiring. View more about these awards.

The annual TeleChoice Awards honors excellence in independent telco public relations and marketing. This award program recognizes the vital role marketing and public relations plays in the telecom industry—from connecting with customers, to keeping customers informed of important issues and raising awareness of products, services and initiatives. The TeleChoice Awards entries are on display, and winners are presented at the annual PR & Marketing Conference.  

National Awards

Retirement and Service Recognition Awards


NTCA Awards Program

 

NTCA is proud to present the NTCA National Awards. Nominate your colleagues and employees for an award to recognize their outstanding personal and professional accomplishments. The NTCA awards program represents the association's highest recognition of accomplishments within the industry.

Nomination Guidelines
  • Only one individual per category, per company may be nominated.
  • Previous nominees who did not win a national award in years past may be nominated again.
  • Winners of the NTCA National Awards will be recognized and presented with the awards during the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO.
Nomination Procedures
  • Click here to download the single nomination form for all of the award categories.
  • Nominations must be submitted and e-mailed to membership@ntca.org by August 15, 2015.
  • Please provide the following for the corresponding award along with the completed nomination form. No additional supporting documents are required/accepted:
    • Associate Member Outstanding Achievement:
      • Please list your nominee’s contributions to the telecommunications industry.
      • Please state, in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee is deserving of this recognition.
    • Heroism:
      • Please state, in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee is deserving of this recognition.
    • Key Employee:
      • Please list your nominee’s contributions to your company.
      • Please state, in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee is deserving of this recognition.
    • Life Achievement (Director, Manager):
      • Please list your nominee’s specific achievements and contributions to your telecommunications company and others where he/she has worked or been a director/manager.
      • Please state, in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee deserves this recognition.
    • Management Innovation:
      • Please list your nominee’s specific achievement(s) during his/her tenure.
      • Please state in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee deserves this recognition.
    • Outstanding Marketing Achievement:
      • Please list your nominee’s specific achievement(s) during his/her tenure.
      • Please state in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee deserves this recognition.
    • Special Achievement:
      • Please list any above and beyond efforts that your nominee has exhibited, not related to your company.
      • Please state, in 500 words or less, why you believe your nominee deserves this recognition. 
Awards Procedures
  • The NTCA Awards Committee selects the winners of the National Awards at the Fall Conference.
  • Winners will be invited to the VIP Reception held at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & EXPO, be listed in the meeting app, and recognized via Silver Screen slide.
  • The committee determines the winners based upon the materials submitted.

 

Questions? Contact NTCA membership at membership@ntca.org or 703-351-2118.

Retirement & Service Award Program

Image: Photo of the 100 Years AwardNTCA recognizes employees, officers, and directors who have 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 years of service, retirees, and 25-year member systems.

These awards are given at your regional conferences held in the spring and fall; allowing more of your telco's personnel to attend and be a part of this special occasion.

Employees with 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 years of service and 25-year member systems receive a personalized plaque. Retiring employees and directors receive a silver pen mounted onto a plaque. All individuals are introduced at the banquet and noted for their accomplishments. 

 

Retirement and Service Recognition Awards


Honor Your Colleagues

The NTCA Retirement and Service Recognition Awards recognize managers, employees, officers and directors who have given 15 or more years of service to your company, as well as those who are retiring.  

Three types of awards are available to order at any time throughout the year:

Retirement Recognition: Pen sets recognizing individuals who are retiring.

Certificate Plaque: Insert your own 8-1/2” x 11” certificate into this walnut plaque.

Service Recognition: Personalized plaques for individuals who have served your company for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years.

We’ve listened to your feedback and have redesigned the Service Recognition Awards to better fit your needs. These plaques will now include your own company name or logo at the top, as well as the NTCA logo, so that you can more personally recognize the contributions your board members and employees have made to your company over the years. 

Order your awards today or at any time throughout the year. They’ll be shipped directly to your office. Our Merchandise Mart’s timely shipping allows you to present your honorees with their awards from the comfort of your hometown during any of your company’s functions or events.

Please note that we will no longer be presenting awards at our Regional Conferences. Any awards you order will be shipped directly to your office.

Please feel free to contact our member services department at membership@ntca.org with any questions.