November 7, 2024 | Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Orlando, FL

Credit Union Times presents...

The 2024 Luminaries Awards

Each day, credit unions make a tremendous difference in their members' lives as they provide a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates. But which individuals and organizations are taking the most creative and the boldest steps to push their members’ best interests forward, while having the biggest impact?

The Credit Union Times Luminaries Awards will answer this question by shining a spotlight on the individuals, teams, projects and organizations that are changing the financial services industry where it matters most. This year-round award program intends to immerse readers in the lives of the industry’s leaders and tell their stories. The awards are split into four themes, spanning 35 nomination categories for individuals, teams, projects, credit unions and world-class service organizations.

Selected by a distinguished and diverse panel of judges from across the credit union industry, as well as by our editorial team, the finalists will be revealed on in early September, and the 2024 Luminaries winners will be announced and honored with awards live on stage at the 3rd annual Credit Union Times Luminaries Awards dinner in Orlando, Fla on November 7th, 2024. The winners will also be profiled on and will receive additional recognition via Credit Union Times’ social channels and email newsletters.

The nomination deadline is Thursday, July 18, 2024.

What Honorees Will Receive

  • All finalists are given the opportunity to attend dinner.
  • Finalists will be announced on in September.
  • Finalists will receive a Luminaries Class of 2024 logo.
  • Winners will be honored on stage at the 3rd annual awards dinner on November 7th.
  • Winners will be profiled on and recognized on CUTimes' social media channels.

New for 2024

  • 35 nomination categories that reflect the industry today and where it is headed.
  • Pre-dinner information sessions for event attendees.
  • Numerous ways to participate at the awards dinner as a credit union.


What to Know Before Nominating

  • For the Luminaries entry process, submitters may nominate individuals, teams, organizations and/or projects across 35 nomination categories spanning the financial services industry. Submitters may nominate candidates for as many categories as they deem fit, however, each submission must be unique to that particular category.
  • Each submission for an individual nominee must include a professional headshot, and each submission for an organization must include a high-resolution image of the company’s logo. Images must be in color, a minimum 300 dpi files and in .jpg format.
  • The complete nomination form, including all questions and word limits, is available for download here. Please note that this is for preparation purposes only. Final entries must be submitted online via the nomination portal (e-mail and fax are not acceptable).

For inquiries regarding the award that are not addressed here or on the FAQs page, contact
Editor-in-Chief Michael Ogden.
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