Cornerstone League

Pinnacle Awards

Now Accepting Entries

Pinnacle AwardsCornerstone's Marketing and Business Development Council is now accepting entries for the 2023 Pinnacle Awards. All League member credit unions are encouraged to enter their most successful campaigns from 2022. A Pinnacle Award serves to honor your credit union and recognize staff for their special skills, innovation, time, and resources. There are over 20 Pinnacle Award categories to enter.  

All Pinnacle Awards will be submitted digitally through the link below, but payments will continue to be mailed to Cornerstone League at the address on the invoice.

All entries must be submitted, and payments postmarked by Feb. 3, 2023, or they will not be considered.

The Cornerstone Marketing and Business Development Council will honor the Pinnacle Award winners at Impact: Cornerstone Annual Meeting & Council Forum. Come and learn about the hottest trends, get new ideas, gain a fresh perspective, and of course make great connections with your credit union peers. You won’t want to miss it!

Entry Fees

Credit Union Assets SizeMBD Council Member Entry FeeNon-MBD Council Member Entry Fee
(includes 2023 MBD Council membership)
Less than $100M$80$110
$101M - $500M$100$130
$501M - $750M$115$145
$751M - $1B$130$160
Greater than $1B$160$190

Award Categories

View a list of category definitions.



Who can submit an entry for a Pinnacle Award?
How do I submit my entries?
What is the qualifying time period for entries?
When do the entries have to be uploaded to the site?
How do I pay for my submission(s)?
Is a credit union allowed to enter the same category multiple times?
Can I enter the same piece in more than one category?
How do I calculate the results on the entry form?
How are the judges chosen?
Is an award given in each category?
How many entries do you receive, and how many awards are given?
Will I receive a write-up from the judges with comments on my entry?
Where will I pick up my award if I win?
Do I have to attend the conference to win?
Are winning entries displayed at the conference?
Are all winning TV and Radio spots played?
Are the non-winners notified after the judging, as well as the winners?
If I can’t attend the conference to receive my award, can a representative accept it on my behalf?
If I can’t attend the conference, can I attend the awards celebration to receive my award?
If I can’t attend the conference, can a representative from my ad agency accept on my behalf?
Who do I contact if I have questions?