The Community Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry.


This program began in 2019, when the CMX team looked back on the year and were in awe of the incredible achievements of the people and organizations in this industry. We knew we needed to celebrate – publicly, and with a big splash! – and so the Community Industry Awards were born.

The 2023 Community Industry Awards will be the fourth annual season of this awards program, and we can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of the best in the community industry!

The winners will then be announced at our Community Industry Awards
on January 23rd. See you then!

How does it work?

Oct 12 - Nov 9

Nominations are open!

Nov 14 - Dec 2

Public voting is open!

Nov 15

Judges panel is announced

Dec 13

Category finalists are announced at CMX Year End Celebration

Jan 23

Winners are announced live at the virtual Community Industry Awards


Yes! However, you can only nominate one person or community per category.

Yes! You are welcome to nominate yourself, your community, or someone on your team! Go ahead, toot your own horn.

We require your email in order to track the number of times you have voted per category. You are able to vote once per person per category. We will not use your email for any other communications without your permission.

Once a nomination is submitted, the CMX team looks at the quality of the nomination (are the questions answered in full, does the nomination include evidence of why the nominee meets the criteria for the award, and how relevant the nomination is for the particular category). All accepted nominations will be put up to a public vote.

The public vote will determine the top 3 finalists, which will be announced at our Year End Celebration on December 13, 2022.

Our expert judges will then score each finalist’s nomination out of ten, with ten being the highest score (criteria: thoughtful response in application, clear examples shared that show measurable growth/success, etc.). The finalist in each category with the highest average score will determine the winner of their category.

In the event of a tie in the final score, the nominee with the higher vote from the judges is the winner. In the event the vote from the judges is also a tie, the nominee with more public votes is the winner. Extra points are awarded to nominees who received 10/10 from judges, as well as if they received 10/10 from all judges.

Community Industry Award winners will receive: 

  • A free ticket to CMX Summit 2023
  • Free lifetime access to CMX Academy courses ($499 USD per course)
  • A Community Industry Awards trophy
  • More prizes to be announced.

You will receive your trophy either in person at CMX Summit 2022 or via mail. If you are unable to attend, your trophy will be sent to the address you provide at the time.

Oct 12 - Nov 9: Nominations are open

Nov 14 - Dec 2: Public voting is open

December 13, 2022: Category finalists are announced!

January 23, 2023: Winners are announced live at the virtual Community Industry Awards Ceremony

Great! We’re happy to help. We love any and all feedback on how we can improve your Community Industry Awards experience. Please email Beth at

CMX and the Community Industry Awards are powered by Bevy. Beyond that, Bevy does not influence our judging criteria. That’s why we have a panel of expert judges!

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