Companies may submit nominations for five award categories to HCPA in the fall of 2019. Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of industry experts, and winners will be announced at XPAND, HCPA’s Annual Meeting. Innovations will be recognized in five categories:
Ingredients – Submissions in this category should highlight new ingredients, chemistries or formulations that are better for human health and the environment.
Sustainability – Submissions in this category should highlight innovation in manufacturing processes, packaging, materials and other areas that reduce or limit the product’s impact on the environment.
Consumer Communication – Submissions in this category should highlight innovative communication, labeling, advertising and awareness campaigns that engage and educate consumers about household and commercial products in new and creative ways.
Technology – Submissions in this category should highlight technological developments, such as new software platforms, manufacturing equipment, delivery or dispensing methods, materials or similar technological deployments that create efficiencies in the manufacturing and sale of products.
“Game-Changer” – Submissions for this general category should highlight innovative practices, processes, or products that distinguish the nominated company from others in the household and commercial products industry.
Nominations are open to HCPA member companies. A company may nominate multiple innovations and may submit the same innovation for multiple categories. All innovation nominations must be based on action already taken or innovations already implemented, not based on planned, anticipated or future actions. Nominations should not include information that is confidential, proprietary or privileged in any way. HCPA’s Antitrust Policy applies to all activities associated with the Innovation Awards, such as nomination submission and review, and the presentations of award winners.
All nominations must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2019. A panel of HCPA member representatives will review the submissions and determine the award winners in each category. Members of the Innovation Awards Committee must recuse themselves from the consideration of any submissions from their own company. Award winners will be announced on Nov. 4, 2019, and presented with their awards on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the HCPA Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
To nominate your company’s innovation, complete the nomination form and email it as an attachment to Doreen Sellmon at email@example.com by Oct. 1, 2019. Additional supporting materials may be submitted in PDF format attached to the email. Limit additional supporting materials to 10 pages.