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PIA National Awards Program

2022-spring-awards-deadline

PIA National Now Accepting Spring Award Nominations

Deadline Extended: April 1, 2022

PIA National is calling for nominations for three prestigious national awards.


  • Professional Agent of the Year
  • Young Insurance Professional (YIP) of the Year sponsored by The Rough Notes Company
  • Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year

Please see official nomination forms available for complete details about each award. Forms can be completed electronically and returned via email. For questions or additional information on the awards, contact Sade Hale at awards@pianational.org or (703) 518-1350.

PIA National Professional Agent of the Year

Purpose of Award

To honor a PIA member agent who has distinguished his or herself as an independent agent. 

Judging Criteria

Nominees are judged on their:

• Contributions to their agency
• The agent’s professional education and experience
• The agent’s contribution to the American Agency System in general and PIA in particular
• The agent’s involvement in community affairs and their performance as an industry spokesperson.

Nominees may not have held any of the following PIA National positions during the three years prior to the nomination deadline: President, President-Elect, Vice President/Treasurer, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer, Immediate Past President.

Submission Qualification 

The PIA National Professional Agent of the Year must be nominated by a PIA state/regional affiliate association. In states where PIA services are provided solely by PIA National, PIA member agents may submit nominations for this award. 

How to Submit

Download the Professional Agent of the Year nomination form. Complete the form on your computer by entering information in each form field (i.e. CANDIDATE’S NAMES, TITLE, etc.). You can use your mouse, the TAB key or the arrow keys to move between fields. The amount of space for answers will expand as you type. There is unlimited space for answers to each question.

Save completed form as a PDF file and email to awards@pianational.org. If you are providing supplemental materials to support your nomination, email all supplemental material to awards@pianational.org. Entries and supplemental materials will not be returned.

PIA National YIP of the Year

Sponsored by The Rough Notes Company

Purpose of Award

To honor an employee, owner or principal of a PIA member agency who is under the age of 40 or a member of a PIA affiliate Young Insurance Professionals association.

Judging Criteria

Nominees are judged on their:
• Professional experience and education
• Involvement in the insurance industry
• Promotion of PIA
• Involvement in community affairs
• Anything else which demonstrates the candidate is an outstanding Young Insurance Professional (YIP) and asset to his or her agency and clients.

In states where the PIA affiliate has a Young Insurance Professionals association there is no age cut-off, however, the nominee must be a member of that association. In states where there is no PIA-affiliated Young Insurance Professionals association, the nominee must be under the age of 40 on the nomination deadline.

Winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and recognized via a PIA press release and online video.

Submission Qualification

YIP of the Year must be nominated by a PIA member or a PIA state or regional affiliate association. To be eligible, the nominee must be an employee, owner or principal of a PIA member agency. 

How to Submit

Download the YIP of the Year nomination form. Complete the form on your computer by entering information in each form field (i.e. CANDIDATE’S NAMES, TITLE, etc.). You can use your mouse, the TAB key or the arrow keys to move between fields. The amount of space for answers will expand as you type. There is unlimited space for answers to each question.

Save completed form as a PDF file and email to awards@pianational.org. If you are providing supplemental materials to support your nomination, email all supplemental material to awards@pianational.org. Entries and supplemental materials will not be returned.

PIA National CSR of the Year

Purpose of Award

To honor the professionalism and unique contributions of an outstanding Customer Service Representative (CSR) who works for a PIA member agency.   

Judging Criteria

Nominees are judged on their:
• Exemplary talents
• Abilities and aptitudes
• Dedication to a PIA member agency
• Ability to provide clients with a high level of customer service
• Commitment to betterment through education
• Contribution to his or her community

Winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and recognized via a PIA press release and online video.

Submission Qualification

The 2022 PIA National CSR of the Year must be nominated by a PIA member agency. The nominee must be an employee of a PIA member agency and not be an agency owner or principal.

How to Submit

Download the CSR of the Year nomination form. Complete the form on your computer by entering information in each form field (i.e. CANDIDATE’S NAMES, TITLE, etc.). You can use your mouse, the TAB key or the arrow keys to move between fields. The amount of space for answers will expand as you type. There is unlimited space for answers to each question.

Save completed form as a PDF file and email to awards@pianational.org. If you are providing supplemental materials to support your nomination, email all supplemental material to awards@pianational.org. Entries and supplemental materials will not be returned.

PIA Affiliate State-level Winner Nomination Forms

Winners of corresponding state-level PIA Awards within the past 12 months automatically advance to the PIA National Awards competition. PIA affiliates need only to complete the state-level winner nomination forms and provide relevant nomination materials and/or supplemental materials to advance a state-level winner to the national competition. State-level winner nominations must be summited by PIA affiliates. 

2022 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year State-level winner nomination form

2022 PIA National YIP of the Year State-level winner nomination form