2012 IBWA Awards Program
Nomination Deadline Extended Until August 8, 2012
Recognizing the contributions and achievements of bottled water professionals has a long and celebrated history at IBWA. Since 1961, we’ve been faithfully taking time to pause and acknowledge that, without the dedication of our member companies and their staffs, the bottled water industry would not enjoy its past or current success. Thus, IBWA is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2012 IBWA Awards Program.
The original deadline for nominations to all awards listed below was June 15, 2012, but IBWA has decided to extend that deadline until July 20. The winners will be announced during IBWA’s General Session at the 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Tabletop Trade Show, November 12-16, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
IBWA's Route Salesperson of the Year Award
Nobody exemplifies customer service in the bottled water industry better than your route salespeople. That's why IBWA created its Route Salesperson of the Year Award—to honor those individuals who represent your company and interact with your customers on a daily basis.
CLICK HERE to view the Route Salesperson of the Year Nomination Form.
IBWA's Plant Manager of the Year Award
Your plant manager makes a tremendous impact in achieving business goals and objectives. It's your plant manager who ensures, on a daily basis, that your bottled water is a safe product for your customers. The IBWA Plant Manager of the Year Award recognizes the hard work and dedication that plant managers exemplify for their companies and the bottled water industry.
CLICK HERE to view the Plant Manager of the Year Nomination Form.
The IBWA / Kristin Safran Directors’ Award
This award recognizes IBWA members whose advocacy, commitment, or actions on behalf of IBWA and the bottled water industry have achieved clear and measurable results for IBWA and the bottled water industry as a whole. Only IBWA Board of Directors, Executive Committee members, and Committee Chairs may provide candidate nominations for the Directors' Award.
CLICK HERE to view the IBWA / Kristin Safran Directors’ Award Nomination Form.
Environmental Stewardship Award
The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes member companies who have excelled in creating and implementing sustainable environmental projects and conservation measures. This award also provides an opportunity for IBWA to educate consumers, government officials, and the media about the environmental, conservation, and stewardship policies practiced by the bottled water industry. To show IBWA’s appreciation for all sustainability efforts, all entrants will receive recognition in IBWA News Splash and Bottled Water Reporter. We certainly encourage all of our members to apply.
CLICK HERE to view the Environmental Stewardship Award Entry Form.
2012 Bottled Water Hall of Fame
sponsored by Beverage World magazine and IBWA
This prestigious award honors individuals, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the bottled water industry and their communities. The Bottled Water Hall of Fame award offers the bottled water industry a unique opportunity to salute its outstanding leaders.
CLICK HERE to view the 2012 Bottled Water Hall of Fame Nomination Guidelines.
New Category Added
Supplier of the Year Award
As our association has a strong tradition of recognizing the achievements of our members, IBWA is pleased to introduce a new award acknowledging the commitment of our supplier members to the bottled water industry. IBWA’s Supplier of the Year award highlights the outstanding performance of our supplier members. That performance can be demonstrated in a variety of ways—with examples being (but not limited to) the following:
- product innovation
- customer service
- technological advances
- “green” initiatives
- community service
- any efforts advancing interests of the bottled water industry.
IBWA’s Supplier of the Year will be announced at the General Session during the 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Tabletop Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana (November 12-16, 2012). IBWA strongly encourages all IBWA bottler members to nominate IBWA supplier members for the IBWA Supplier of the Year award.
CLICK HERE to download the Supplier of the Year Nomination Form. (Special Deadline for this category only: September 1, 2012.)
If you have questions, contact IBWA Publications and Special Projects Manager Sabrina Hicks at 703.647.4601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.