Gold Circle Award Judges

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Signup Deadline: 01-24-2023
Starts: 02-09-2023
Ends: 03-10-2023
Location: Online Opportunity


We are seeking judges to assist in reviewing and scoring entries for the 2023 Gold Circle Awards (GCA) Program.  GCA recognizes truly extraordinary association projects and programs in the marketing, membership, and communications fields. The application period opens December 8th and closes January 24th. The GCA program rewards excellence, innovation, and achievement in association communications and member engagement across the following sixteen (16) categories:


  1. Advocacy Campaign
  2. Convention/Meetings Marketing Campaign
  3. Digital-Publications 
  4. E-Newsletter
  5. Media/Public Relations Campaign
  6. Member Retention Campaign 
  7. Membership Recruitment Campaign
  8. Member/Volunteer Engagement Campaign
  9. Mobile Apps
  10. New Product/Service Launch Campaign
  11. Podcasts
  12. Print Magazine
  13. Rebranding Campaign
  14. Sponsorship/Exhibits/Advertising Campaign
  15. Video
  16. Website

The Gold Circle Award (GCA) program recognizes excellence in marketing, membership and communication programs produced by associations. Entries for the Gold Circle Awards competition are evaluated in each category based on established criteria for excellence in association marketing, membership, and communications programs. Judges are from a variety of associations, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. GCA trophies are given out each year to the most deserving associations, those that truly stand head and shoulders above their peers. 

Gold Circle Award Judge Eligibility

The Gold Circle Award Committee seeks experienced marketing, membership, and communication professionals to serve as judges for the 2023 Gold Circle Award program. The GCA Judges orientation will be held on February 9, 2023, with the Judging period held February 10, 2023, through March 10, 2023 (approx. 4 weeks). Final Judging calls (30 min.) will take place the week of March 20th. In exchange for their time, Gold Circle judges get an inside look at some of the most innovative and outstanding marketing, membership, and communication projects and programs in the association profession. Judges are recognized for their contributions to the competition at the ASAE Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference. Specific questions regarding serving as a judge may be directed to


Communications, Public Relations, and Publications
Component Relations
Membership, Customer Service, and Data Entry

Volunteers Needed:

200 (200 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary




Brittani Harris