The IAPD Annual Awards Program was established to recognize members and associates of the International Association of Plastics Distribution who have demonstrated exceptional, extraordinary or outstanding service on behalf of the association and the plastics distribution industry.

Due Dates:

Individual Awards – July 1st

Company Awards – July 24th 


Be Part of IAPD’s Annual Awards Program
Is there someone in your company you feel should be honored? Or perhaps you might qualify to receive an IAPD excellence award. The IAPD Annual Awards Program was established to recognize members and associates of the International Association of Plastics Distribution who have performed exceptional, extraordinary or outstanding service on behalf of the association and the performance plastics distribution industry.
The Paul Davis Award of Merit — IAPD’s most prestigious award in recognition of an individual’s outstanding work on behalf of the plastics distribution industry and the association.
Nominate yourself or someone you know who deserves the recognition. Nominations must be received by July, 1 2019.
Submit your nomination today!

Be Part of IAPD’s Annual Awards Program
Is there someone in your company you feel should be honored? Or perhaps you might qualify to receive an IAPD excellence award. The IAPD Annual Awards Program was established to recognize members and associates of the International Association of Plastics Distribution who have performed exceptional, extraordinary or outstanding service on behalf of the association and the performance plastics distribution industry.
Pacesetter Award — Presented in recognition of an IAPD volunteer leader who has set the pace for the association.
Nominate yourself or someone you know who deserves the recognition. Nominations must be received by July, 1 2019.
Submit your nomination today!

Be Part of IAPD’s Annual Awards Program
Is there someone in your company you feel should be honored? Or perhaps you might qualify to receive an IAPD excellence award. The IAPD Annual Awards Program was established to recognize members and associates of the International Association of Plastics Distribution who have performed exceptional, extraordinary or outstanding service on behalf of the association and the performance plastics distribution industry.
President’s Award — Given to an individual or company who has gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the association.
Nominate yourself or someone you know who deserves the recognition. Nominations must be received by July, 1, 2019.
Submit your nomination today!

IAPD Education Circle of Champions


The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) Education Committee established the “IAPD Education Circle of Champions” award program in 2009 to acknowledge the innovative or exemplary educational initiatives by member companies. It is a special recognition for those companies that emphasize continuing plastics education within their organization through the use of IAPD’s training and educational resources. 


This recognition is open to IAPD member companies of all sizes and types. The awards will be presented during the IAPD 63rd Annual Convention.

Qualification

The IAPD Education Circle of Champions award includes three levels of recognition: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

To qualify for recognition, a member company must participate in the training options listed below during the current eligibility period (August 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019). Each option is assigned a point total.


GOLD: 400 points using the “Options” list below
SILVER: 300 points using the “Options” list below
BRONZE: 200 points using the “Options” list below
HONORABLE MENTION: 0-199 points using the “Options” list below
 

Training Options
IAPD Plastics Certificate Program
 

  • A minimum of 85 percent of the company’s eligible* employees complete and pass Level I of the IAPD Plastics Certificate Program. (100 points)
  • A minimum of 75 percent of the company’s eligible* employees complete and pass Level I of the IAPD Plastics Certificate Program. (75 points)
  • A minimum of 50 percent of the company’s eligible* employees complete and pass Level I of the IAPD Plastics Certificate Program. (50 points)
  • Of those who have passed Level I, a minimum of 5 percent must also complete and pass Level II. (100 points)

 

Excellence in Sales Certificate Program
 

  • A minimum of 75 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program. (100 points)
  • A minimum of 50 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program. (75 points)
  • A minimum of 25 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the Excellence in Sales Certificate Program. (50 points)

 

PIPE, VALVES AND FITTINGS (PVF) Certificate Program
 

  • A minimum of 75 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the PVF Certificate Program. (100 points)
  • A minimum of 50 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the PVF Certificate Program. (75 points)
  • A minimum of 25 percent of their company’s eligible* employees complete and pass the PVF Certificate Program. (50 points)

 

Additional Training Options
 

  • Establishment of a new companywide training program. This option can be met at a company where no training program existed previously. (100 points)
  • Companies with existing training programs can earn points by establishing a new program in addition to current programs or by upgrading/replacing a program. (100 points)
  • Establishment of a new internship program (headquarter or branch level or companywide). This option can be met at a company where no internship program existed previously. (100 points)
  • Establishment of relationships with schools/universities and/or conducting university/student outreach to promote the performance plastics industry. (50 points)
  • Corporate representation in AT LEAST 8 IAPD-related education events, which can include but is not limited to, IAPD’s Annual Convention & Plastics Showcase, IAPD’s Leadership Development Conference, Women in Plastics Educational Workshops, Plastics Champions Fly-In, IAPD Webinars (can be attendance of more than one webinar) and training offered by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). (100 points)
  • Corporate representation at the University of Industrial Distribution (UID) annual event March 10-13, 2019. (100 points)
  • Company representative(s) serves on an IAPD committee or the IAPD Board of Directors. (50 points)
  • Company representative(s) inducted into the IAPD University Honor Society in the last year. (50 points)
  • Use of AT LEAST 3 IAPD education materials in the company such as the IAPD Introduction to Plastics, The Plastics Rectangle, Performance Plastics magazine or the IAPD News email newsletter. IAPD can track orders placed through the Resource Center to verify. (25 points)
  • Company representative wrote an article for Performance Plastics magazine. (25 points)
  • Company representative presented an IAPD webinar. (25 points)
  • Other criteria, as decided by the IAPD Education Committee. Tell us your training success story. 

 

*Eligible employees include managers and inside and outside sales personnel who are hired and/or complete an IAPD Certificate Program within the current eligibility period (August 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019).


Award Selection
Applications will be reviewed by the IAPD Education Committee. Nominated companies will abstain from voting, if applicable.
 

Award Recognition

Champions are recognized for one year. Due to changes in IAPD educational items and initiatives, criteria may change and therefore companies must reapply annually. Winners will be recognized with:
 

  • Company name listed on IAPD website and in IAPD publications
  • Plaque for the company’s headquarters location
  • Certificates suitable for framing for company’s branch locations

 Questions
Contact Courtney Karr if you have any questions about your application

IAPD Environmental Excellence Award


The IAPD Environmental Committee established the “IAPD Environmental Excellence Award” to recognize the innovative or exemplary environmental responsibility by a member firm. This award will be presented during the IAPD Annual Convention.


Submissions should clearly demonstrate how the company has performed exemplary leadership and responsibility in its efforts to protect the environment, while also promoting the continued growth of the plastics industry.

IAPD Marketing Excellence Award

The IAPD Marketing Excellence Award acknowledges the innovative or exemplary marketing initiatives by member firms. It is a special recognition for those companies that promote the positive benefits of performance plastics and leverage all the marketing tools available to them. This recognition is open to companies of all sizes and types. The awards will be presented during the IAPD 63rd Annual Convention.


AWARD CRITERIA

The criteria has been developed to recognize the IAPD member companies who are using IAPD marketing offerings along with other appropriate options in their campaigns. In addition to promoting the member company, consideration will be given to those companies that demonstrate new and creative ways to help overcome the negative impression of plastics. 


The IAPD Marketing Excellence Award is based on a point system. The companies with the top three total points accrued via their marketing efforts during the eligibility term will be recognized with a Gold, Silver and Bronze award. An honorable mention award will be presented to a company that has shown exemplary creativity or innovation in its marketing but has not accrued enough points to receive one of the top three prizes. 


Points will be awarded based on the member company leveraging the following marketing opportunities between August 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019.


Marketing Options


IAPD Marketing
 

  • Contribute an educational article to an IAPD publication: Performance Plastics magazine or IAPD News. (10 points)
  • Present an IAPD webinar. (10 points)
  • Contribute an educational article to an IAPD publication AND present an IAPD Webinar. (25 points)
  • Use the IAPD Member logo in print/digital media. (7 points)
  • Use the IAPD GreenSceneTM logo in print/digital media. (7 points)
  • Use any or all of the customized marketing collateral available from IAPD (e.g., Top 26 Market pieces, Thermoplastics Rectangle, Material Property Tables) (7 points)
  • Use the IAPD Member logo in marketing collateral with a link to www.iapd.org (if digital). (5 points)
  • Use the IAPD GreenSceneTM logo in marketing collateral with a link to www.iapd.org (if digital). (5 points)
  • Use any or all of the free marketing collateral available from IAPD (e.g., Top 26 Market pieces, Thermoplastics Rectangle, Material Property Tables) (5 points)
  • Submit a press release to IAPD and other media outlets. (3 points)
  • Use the IAPD Member logo in your email signature with a link to www.iapd.org. (3 points)
  • Use the IAPD GreenSceneTM logo in your email signature with a link to www.iapd.org. (3 points)
  • Use the IAPD Member logo on your company website with a link to www.iapd.org. (3 points)
  • Use the IAPD GreenSceneTM logo in your company website with a link to www.iapd.org. (3 points)

 

Social media outlets
 

  • Contribute to discussions on the IAPD LinkedIn group. (5 points)
  • Post photos on the IAPD Facebook page or on your own Facebook page and tag IAPD members. (5 points)
  • Use an IAPD hash tag at IAPD events. (5 points)
  • Blog regularly on your own blog. (3 points)
  • Instagram. (3 points)

 

Additional Marketing options
 

  • Publish an educational article involving performance plastics to industry-specific publications outside of the IAPD media outlets. (10 points)
  • Promote a socially/environmentally responsible product/activity. (10 points)
  • Use of video in a marketing campaign. (7 points)
  • Launch of an integrated marketing campaign. (5, 7 or 10 points, judged via a membership survey)
  • Increased brand awareness/rebranding campaign. (5, 7 or 10 points, judged via a membership survey)
  • Sponsor an event. (2 points)

 

AWARD SELECTION
Applications will be judged by the IAPD Marketing Committee with input from member surveys.


AWARD RECOGNITION
IAPD Marketing Award recipients are recognized for one year. Due to changes in social media, IAPD promotional opportunities and initiatives, criteria may change, and therefore companies must reapply. Winners will be recognized with:
 

  • Company name listed on the IAPD website.
  • Plaque for the company’s headquarters location.
  • Certificates suitable for framing for branch locations.


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