Best of Community Banking Awards

2020 Best of Community Banking Awards

This is our 29th year of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of IBAT members with the 2020 Best of Community Banking Awards competition. This program recognizes the vital role your bank plays in your community.

The Best of Community Banking competition is an opportunity to showcase and honor the best-of-the-best efforts of IBAT members in five categories: community service, financial literacy, marketing, bank culture and architectural design. Entries are free with a maximum of two per bank. 

Take this opportunity to tell the story of your bank’s critical involvement both in the community and in your bank by sharing with us the exceptional projects you’ve taken on throughout the past year.

This awards program is open to all member banks in good standing. To ensure the safety of bankers and IBAT staff, submissions this year will be electronic and include a written summary and short video (optional but highly encouraged). See additional details on the entry form.

Entries must be emailed to Lindsey Gehrig at by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. Submission videos will be shown throughout IBAT’s 46th Annual Convention at the Omni Fort Worth, September 26-29, 2020. Additionally, Best of Show, Community Spirit and Gold Eagle winners will be recognized at an IBAT event in the future.  

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