The entry deadline for the 13th annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognizes outstanding lending results and practices by credit unions, is Sept. 7.

The awards identify and share examples of lending excellence within the credit union movement by recognizing individual credit unions for their ability to serve members while sustaining sound financial performance, said a press release. Credit unions demonstrating an ability to meet their members’ needs through innovation are excellent award candidates.

CUNA Mutual Group and the CUNA Lending Council established the Excellence in Lending Awards in 2000.

Six credit unions will be recognized in four categories at the 2012 Excellence in Lending Awards presentation in November.

Applications are available at www.cunalendingcouncil.org.