American Mensa offers a number of awards each year to Local Groups and officers and volunteers in recognition for their efforts on behalf of their groups.
- Community activities
The Community Activities Program identifies those activities that local members and groups have undertaken to improve their community.
Mensan teams of up to five members gather in their neighborhoods on a single day across the U.S. and Canada and compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in CultureQuest®.
- Gifted youth
The Gifted Youth Program Award is given for superior service as a Gifted Youth Coordinator and contributing to the growth of programs or services for gifted youth and/or Young Mensans.
- Group of the Year
The Group of the Year Awards, or GOTYAs, recognize and reward Local Groups' membership-related activities and for their active participation in all that Mensa has to offer.
- Local Group Owls
Local Group Owl awards recognize Local Groups that display outstanding effort in the areas of membership growth and retention.
- Proctor of the Year
In honor and recognition of Dr. Abbie F. Salny's years of service as American Mensa's Supervisory Psychologist, two awards are given annually.
- Publications Recognition
The Publications Recognition Program recognizes Local Groups, editors, webmasters, and contributors for their involvement with local print and electronic publications.