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Overall Excellence Chapter Award



Houston Area Chapter Awards


The MPI Houston Area Chapter Awards Program is designed to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding accomplishments and service by members of the MPI Houston Area Chapter. YOUR INPUT IS VITAL!  We depend on members to submit nominations of MPI-HAC members who you feel should be recognized for their extraordinary contributions and dedication to the Chapter or the meetings industry.

You are welcome to nominate multiple individuals and in multiple categories, we simply ask that each nomination be submitted separately.  For 2023, all nominations must be submitted by 5pm (CST) April 9, 2023.  The awards selection committee will notify all nominees of their nomination, review the submissions and select award recipients from the information provided for those nominated. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our excellent members and submitting nominations for the MPI Houston Area Chapter Awards.






All members may be nominated by their peer members or self-nominated. Nominators and nominees must have an active membership with MPI. Nominators can nominate as many members as they like.  Award specific criteria is outlined below:


Member of the Year

Recognizes an MPI Houston Area Chapter member who has made an extraordinary personal or professional commitment that contributes to the advancement of our organization and the Houston meetings community.  Nominees will be considered for their professional experience, involvement in MPI (local or international), industry service, and civic activity.


The qualifications and judging criteria for Member of the Year nominations are as follows:

  • A current member in good standing with MPI
  • Involvement with the MPI Houston Area Chapter during the 2022-2023 year
  • A demonstrated history of Chapter engagement and volunteer service to MPI-HAC
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Meeting industry service of 3 years or more
  • Community involvement



Rising Star

Recognizes an MPI-HAC member with less than 5 years of industry experience who has made outstanding contributions to the meetings industry and to the Chapter during their first years as a member. This award is based on the level of Chapter engagement, volunteering and commitment fulfilling Chapter goals.


The qualifications and judging criteria for Rising Star Award nominations are as follows:

  • A current member in good standing with MPI
  • Involvement with MPI Houston Area Chapter during the 2022-2023 year
  • Previous Chapter engagement and volunteer service to MPI-HAC
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Community involvement




Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year is awarded to a supplier, planner or student member who made an outstanding voluntary effort to the Chapter. This individual has been an active participant on one or more MPI-HAC committees; designed, organized, delivered or administered new and ongoing programs for MPI-HAC; volunteers for other meeting industry or charitable organizations; and demonstrates a keen and sustained commitment to volunteering for MPI. Most of all, they should embody the spirit of volunteerism.


*The MPI-HAC Board will select the Volunteer of the Year from the 12 Volunteer of the Month recipients recognized during the 2022 - 2023 Chapter year.




Silver Fork

Nominees for the Silver Fork Award are those venues who have hosted a MPI-HAC event or function over the 2022-2023 Chapter year.  The award is based upon attendee evaluations and is presented to the venue that was voted by the membership to have the highest level of culinary excellence and provided an outstanding experience hosting an MPI-HAC program.



Before you complete the form below, please note:

  • You can nominate as many people as you wish
  • Nominees must be current members of MPI
  • Nominations are due by 5pm on Monday, April 9, 2023


Thank you for completing the form and nominating one of your industry peers.

Nomination Form


person you are nominating

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place of employment of the person you are nominating

e-mail address for the person you are nominating

* I am nominating this individual for the following award

Nominating Member & Contact Information



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