Group awards

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.

Local Group Jewels
Local Group Jewels

The Local Group Jewels recognize and reward Local Groups' membership-related activities and for their active participation in all that Mensa has to offer.

Achieving Communications Excellence
Achieving Communications Excellence

The Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) program allows Local Groups with any level of publishing, Web or social media experience, regardless of size or budget, to be recognized for their efforts.

Local Group Owl awards
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 awards
Proctor of the Year

In honor and recognition of Dr. Abbie F. Salny's years of service as American Mensa's Supervisory Psychologist, three awards are given annually.

Gifted Youth Coordinator of the Year
Gifted Youth Coordinator of the Year

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.

Community activity awards
Community activities

The Community Activities Program identifies those activities that local members and groups have undertaken to improve their community.

CultureQuest® winners
CultureQuest®

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®.