Industry Pawn Awards

2020 – 2021 Annual Awards

With the unanticipated cancellation of the Annual Pawn Expo Convention this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NPA Awards for 2020 have not yet been determined. The Board of Directors feels it is important to acknowledge recipients of our NPA Awards for both years 2020 and 2021 at the 2021 Pawn Expo Convention.

Nominations should be submitted online for all awards and must be received by April 20, 2021. The Awards Committee is responsible for reviewing all submissions and selecting winners.

Awards for both years will be presented at Pawn Expo 2021 in Fort Worth, TX.

Awards recognize accomplishments in the last year. Nominees must be current members in good standing and must have been a member since January 1. Nominations may be made by an NPA Member or a state pawnbroker association.

Industry Pawn Awards By Category

NEW – State Association Award

This award will be distributed to the State Association who shows the most amount of willingness and effort to assist their fellow Associations in achieving individual success.

NEW – Industry Partner/Membership Recruitment Award

This award will be distributed annually to an NPA Industry Partner who helps to drive significant growth in the NPA. Growth as it applies to this award refers to pawnbroker members only and will be measured by number of companies that join the NPA under the referral of said Industry Partner.
Outstanding Community Relations Award
This award is presented annually to an NPA Pawnbroker or Industry Partner company whose public service and/or voluntarism efforts advance the standard and quality of life in their community.

Outstanding Pawn Industry Image Award

This award is presented annually to an NPA Pawnbroker or Industry Partner company who creatively generates positive awareness of the pawn industry through a print or digital marketing campaign. Media may include, but is not limited to: television, radio., social media, print campaign, and email campaign.

Industry Partner of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to the NPA Industry Partner member who, through their performance and dedication, has shown significant support of the association and its members.

Pawnbroker of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to an individual who, through his/her performance, has demonstrated exceptional success in their business and local community and has made a significant contribution to the pawn industry during the previous year.

Young Professional of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to an individual who, through his/her performance, has demonstrated exceptional success in their business and local community and has made a significant contribution to the pawn industry during the previous year.

Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes an individual who, through his/her outstanding leadership and efforts has gone above and beyond and made a significant and lasting impact on the pawn industry over the course of their pawnbroking career. They are regarded by their peers as leaders in the industry and recognized as such nationally. This is the highest honor awarded by NPA and should be awarded only to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the Association and to the success of the pawn industry.