Pinnacle Award

The SHRM Pinnacle Award Program is an annual recognition program honoring the highest achievements in affiliate development and contributions that serve HR professionals, advance the HR profession and enhance the SHRM community. SHRM chapters and state councils are encouraged to apply for a Pinnacle Award for innovative projects created and implemented by your SHRM affiliate.

Eligibility

All SHRM-affiliated chapters and state councils in good standing are eligible to submit one nomination for consideration. This single nomination includes any participation in a group or joint application with other chapters or state councils.

View the 2017 Pinnacle Award Program which includes information on all 2017 chapter and state council finalist programs. Read the SHRM.org article about 2017 winners or the 2017 press release on all the winners.

Award Levels & Categories

Award Levels Award Categories
 Small Chapters (10 to 100 members)
  • Serving HR Professionals
  • Advancing the HR Profession
  • Enhancing the SHRM Community
 Medium & Large Chapters (101 t0 500 members)
  • Serving HR Professionals
  • Advancing the HR Profession
  • Enhancing the SHRM Community
 Mega & SuperMega Chapters (500+ chapters)
  • Serving HR Professionals
  • Advancing the HR Profession
  • Enhancing the SHRM Community
 State Councils
  • Serving HR Professionals
  • Advancing the HR Profession
  • Enhancing the SHRM Community

Helpful Information

Sample Submission Forms
To get an idea of what a submission looks like, check out these samples.

State Council Sample Submission
Chapter Sample Submission

Previous Winners
Pinnacle Award Winners - Complete Listing 1991-2011

Idea Center - Compendiums of Previous Submissions including Award Winners

View executive summaries from previous submissions as your chapter or state council considers embarking on new initiatives.

(For copies of compendiums from 2001-2011, please contact a member of your regional team.)