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Recognizing Outstanding Individuals!  

The Star Awards were created to acknowledge and celebrate the successes of individuals and brokerages working in New Brunswick.

Our awards program has seen various evolutions since they began but the goal has always been to recognize the outstanding achievements of the New Brunswick insurance broker community.  We encourage our members and those eligible to submit nominations to help us acknowledge those deserving individuals who make this such a wonderful profession.

Be sure to share a nomination for that special person in your organization before March 29, 2024. All award winners will be revealed during our Annual Convocation and Awards Gala held at the Delta in Fredericton, on May 9, 2024. 

We feature THREE award categories aimed at recognizing individuals and brokerages who proudly provide exemplary service and dedication to our industry. 

Award Categories

We invite you to review the award categories and criteria using the links provided below. 


Above and Beyond Award (5+ years in the industry)

Who Can Nominate?  Member Brokers; Insurers; and Consumers.

Who Can Receive the Award?  Insurance Broker/Staff member employed by any IBANB member brokerage.

Nominees must:

  • Set a high standard of integrity by leading through example and maintaining high personal standards;
  • Positively influence co-workers and other industry professionals to go beyond expectations of workload requirements;
  • Be a champion for consumers by taking a proactive approach to ensure satisfaction;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the viability of the insurance industry through participation in industry-wide initiatives, such as networking and education;
  • Support knowledge sharing and efforts towards building relationships within the industry.

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Emerging Professional Award (0-5 years in the industry)

Who Can Nominate?  Member Brokers and Insurer Partners

Who Can Receive the Award?  Insurance Broker employed by any IBANB member brokerage.  Nomination is not contingent on participation in the Young Broker Network.

Nominees must:

  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the industry and an enthusiasm for innovation to address the developing needs of a 21st-century marketplace;
  • Possess leadership skills and the ability to be a team player;
  • Exhibit a commitment to promoting the broker channel and career opportunities within the industry;
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, use strong judgment, and utilize strong communication skills.

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Insurance Company Partner Award

Who Can Nominate?  Member Brokers and brokerage staff

Who Can Receive the Award?  Insurance Company Representatives located in New Brunswick

Nominees must:

  • Be working for an insurance company within the province of New Brunswick;
  • Be accessible and responsive to broker needs; respond appropriately by being available and approachable for discussion to enhance overall consumer satisfaction;
  • Possess superior product knowledge and the ability to communicate subject matter accurately and clearly;
  • Demonstrate innovation through a particular transaction or partnership.

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Nomination Process

Nominations are open from February - March 29, 2024.

Only submissions from members and insurance company representatives will be accepted as per the specific award criteria.  

The nomination period for consideration is for the 2023 calendar year.  The deadline for nominations is 4:00 pm on March 29, 2024.  Click here to learn more about the Selection Process.

Anyone eligible to submit a nomination must do so utilizing the official online form found on this site. No other formats will be accepted.

  • Self-nomination is accepted by IBANB members only.
  • Nominations can include previous category winners.
  • All submissions are reviewed by a panel of independent judges. Those submissions not meeting the specified criteria, including who can nominate or receive a nomination will be eliminated from their categories. If a submission is eliminated the nominator will be contacted advising them of the panel’s decision to exclude the submission.
  • Those nominations remaining are announced as finalists and the recipient will be presented with the awards dinner held each April.

Tips on How to Make a Winning Submission

To give your candidate the best chance for success here are some TIPS to help them snag an award spot!

  1. Be sure the candidate meets the award criteria. With a few awards to choose from find the one or even two that best fit the individual you nominate.
  2. Don't just list everything the candidate has done - tell us about them.  Give examples not just one or two words - tell us a story.
  3. Include supporting documents when possible - copies of newspaper clippings; photos of awards they have won; testimonials related to the category criteria; and give the judges some context.
  4. Don't wait until the last minute to collect information and submit it! We all have good intentions but this step could make the difference for them becoming a finalist - put in your best effort!


Submissions will be judged by an independent panel of five industry professionals.

The panel will consist of a combination of representatives from one or more of the following organizations including our PD committee representatives: the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), other provincial Insurance Associations, retired industry peers from the broker channel as well as insurance company partners.

Judges will review all submissions utilizing online software.

Judges will work independently and cannot view rankings made by any other judges.