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.


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 2022 awards must have been conducted, produced, implemented, and/or developed in FY21 (between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021). 
  • 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.  

2022 Awards 


2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to all our 2022 winners! Explore the various awards categories below to see the extraordinary work of your colleagues. Visit our album to see photos of 2022 awards presentations.

Thank you to our 2022 awards judges, without whom the awards program would not be possible.

2022 Awards Program Timeline

Judging is complete and all award winners have been notified. We look forward to presenting the awards at our upcoming regional conferences and Annual International Conference. If you have any questions about your award submissions, please contact us (select Awards Program from the drop-down menu of subjects). 

DatePhase
December 10, 2021All submissions due in online portal
December 2021 - January 2022
Internal review of all submissions
January 2022
Awards judges recruited
February - March 2022
Award submissions are judged
April 2022
Winners and nonwinners are notified
May - November 2022
Award 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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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.


Safety Awards

Presented to distinguished individuals in recognition of commitment to and accomplishments in highway safety over the course of a career, one for a...

Service Awards

Recognize achievements in excellence in government partnership, innovative use of technology, customer convenience, improvement through...

Security Awards

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

Public Affairs and Consumer Education (PACE) 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...


For questions or more information about our awards program, please contact us and select Awards Program from the drop-down menu of subjects.

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