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ARMA International Awards Program
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Each year, ARMA International awards recognize individual professionals, organizations, and ARMA International chapters for outstanding achievement the records management and information governance profession at its best! 

To access the online applications for the following awards, click here.

For more information, e-mail ARMA at awards@armaintl.org.

ARMA Award of Excellence for an Organization Award

This award recognizes the achievements that an organization has made in the implementation or enhancement of a RIM or an IG program as laid out by the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles and the Maturity Model.  

  • Application deadline: July 1
Britt Literary Award

The Britt Literary Award was instituted in 1967 in memory of John F. X. Britt, one of the early pioneers in the modern records and information management profession. The award is given to the author(s) of the best “feature” article appearing in the Information Management magazine during the award year being considered (July 1 to June 30).  

Christine Zanotti Award for Excellence in Non-Serial Publications

This award recognizes certain exceptional contributions in the field of literature for the RIM profession. It is named for the late Christine Zanotti, CRM, who was instrumental in establishing ARMA International's non-serial publishing program.

  • Nominations deadline: May 15
Chapters Luminary Award

This award recognizes chapters that have inspired or influenced others by fulfilling their obligations in an outstanding manner and have a chapter of the highest quality and excellence.

  • Application deadline: July 1
Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes long-time ARMA members who have clearly given of themselves to the work of the association and the fulfillment of its goals at the local, regional, and international levels. It focuses on a pattern of contribution at a high level to the success, well-being, and advancement of ARMA International.

  • Nominations deadline: May 15
Member of the Year Award

This award recognizes outstanding ARMA International Professional members in good standing for their participation in the RIM and IG profession.  

  • Application deadline: July 1
Regions Luminary Award

This award recognizes regions that have inspired or influenced others by fulfilling their obligations in an outstanding manner and have produced a region of the highest quality and excellence.

  • Application deadline: July 1
Standing Ovation Award

This award recognizes the accomplishments of any chapter, region, or individual that has taken an outstanding or unique approach to furthering ARMA International’s vision and mission, the “who we are” of ARMA International, by enhancing the RIM or IG profession.  

  • Application deadline: July 1
The Company of Fellows

The Company of Fellows award honors members of ARMA International who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements and contributions in RIM, as well as through noteworthy accomplishments in all levels of the association. To be considered, individuals must be ARMA International members of 10 or more years in good standing and have a positive reputation in ethics, professional responsibility, and professional standards.  For a list of our distinguished members, click here.

  • Nominations deadline: May 15