Awards Program

AAMVA’s awards program fosters a tradition of excellence in the motor vehicle and law enforcement community by honoring individuals, teams, and organizations who have committed their time and resources to safety and security initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer educational programs throughout North America. Each year, AAMVA receives numerous outstanding submissions in each category and through a rigorous judging process selects those that are exemplary. Awards are presented at our Regional Conferences and at our Annual International Conference.

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AAMVA 2022 Awards Program Winners

Eligibility for awards:

  • Open to all AAMVA jurisdiction members in good standing
  • With the exception of the Lifetime Achievement in Highway Safety Awards, the content of the submissions must have been completed during AAMVA’s previous full fiscal year. For example, submissions for 2023 awards must have been conducted, produced, implemented, and/or developed in FY22 (between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022). 
  • If an entry won an award in a previous year, it cannot be resubmitted unless it has substantive upgrades or developments from the original submission.  

2023 Awards 


The AAMVA Awards Program recently underwent some changes to expand participation, streamline the awards, and bring consistency across all awards. Specific changes include:

  • Security Awards are now called Fraud Awards
  • Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) Awards have been expanded to 10 awards and are now called Communications Awards
  • Communications Awards no longer have categories under divisions and will include awards at the regional level
  • **NEW** Customer Service Award (under Service Awards) for contact center/frontline employee
  • One submission per agency for each award but no restriction on the total number of submissions

If you are an AAMVA jurisdiction member and would like to submit entries for consideration, please log into your My AAMVA account and click on Manage My Awards.

For step-by-step instructions on how to use our submission portal, please review this guide.


TimeframePhase
December 16, 2022
All submissions due in online portal
January 2023Internal review of all submissions
January 2023Awards judges recruited
February 2023Awards submissions are judged
April 2023Winners and nonwinners are notified
May - November 2023Awards presentations at regional conferences and AIC

Past Winners


To view a comprehensive list of previous winners, please view the programs below.

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2022 Awards Program Brochure

A comprehensive list of all the 2022 awards program winners.

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2021 Awards Program Brochure

A comprehensive list of all the 2021 awards program winners.

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2020 Awards Program Brochure

Comprehensive listing of the 2020 AAMVA Awards Program winners.

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2019 Awards Program Brochure

Comprehensive listing of the 2019 AAMVA Awards Program winners.


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Presented to distinguished MVA and LE individuals in recognition of commitment to and accomplishments in highway safety over the course of a career

Service Awards

Recognize achievements in service, partnerships, technology, and innovation  

Fraud Awards

Recognize achievements in fraud prevention and detection and in using NMVTIS to further an investigation of motor vehicle related crimes

Communications Awards

Recognize public relations, public affairs, and consumer education excellence among the motor vehicle, law enforcement, and traffic safety agencies...

International Driver Examiner Certification (IDEC) Award

Presented to IDEC examiners who are recognized for excellent achievement in their jurisdictions and one outstanding examiner of the year

Chair's Award of Excellence and Achievement

Special honor given at the discretion of the AAMVA Chair of the Board to an individual or organization whose contributions and service have left a...


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