Awards of Excellence & Environmental Responsibility Award
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Awards of Excellence
Awards of Excellence Categories
Environmental Responsibility Award
Tips & Rules


Awards of Excellence

Deadline to submit 2018 entries has passed.

Established in 1962, IMA's Awards of Excellence program is an annual program open to all companies demonstrating outstanding examples of magnesium's use. Nominations are judged by a panel system of peer reviewers.

Receive international and industry-wide recognition for your accomplishments. The IMA Awards of Excellence are a wonderful opportunity for participants in the magnesium industry to showcase outstanding magnesium products and innovative manufacturing technologies. A popular tradition now in its 56th consecutive year, the annual program is open to all companies demonstrating outstanding examples of magnesium's use.

Nominations are judged by a peer review panel of international experts. Winners are recognized worldwide and receive considerable publicity through IMA and the metals industry.

Deadline to submit 2018 entries has been EXTENDED to Friday, March 2, 2018 Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

  • Submit your entry online now.
  • Download an entry form (PDF).

Who Can Enter

Nominations can be made by your own company, a customer, or anyone else whether or not they are an IMA member. Include detailed descriptions addressing the criteria outlined above along with photographs.

2018 Awards of Excellence Categories

Automotive Cast Product

Recognizing unique, novel, and creative design, development, or application of magnesium. The design, engineering or application of entries in this category must demonstrate a significant advance over current practice.

Commercial (non-automotive) Cast Product

Recognizing unique, novel, and creative design, development, or application of magnesium. The design, engineering or application of entries in this category must demonstrate a significant advance over current practice

Wrought Product

Recognizing unique, novel, and creative design, development, or application of magnesium. The design, engineering or application of entries in this category must demonstrate a significant advance over current practice.

Process

Recognizing innovation in manufacturing or processing technology leading to higher quality and reduced costs. Entries may include but are not limited to:

  • Primary Production
  • Conversion in Manufacturing
  • Improvements in Manufacturing Techniques Leading to Higher Quality and Reduced Costs
  • Innovations in Management Systems in Manufacturing

Environmental Responsibility Award

2018 Award Submissions are now being accepted.

The International Magnesium Association (IMA) announced in 2010 the establishment of a new award to recognize companies that are playing an active role in reducing the magnesium industry's carbon footprint and that exemplify the industry's commitment to environmental responsibility. The IMA International Environmental Responsibility Award is presented each year at the IMA Annual World Magnesium Conference.

The award is presented to companies that demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility. It is intended to include all aspects of the magnesium industry from primary production through to end-user industries. Judging will be conducted by an international panel of experts. Deadline for entry: Friday, March 2, 2018.

  • Submit your entry online now.
  • Download an entry form (PDF).

Who Can Enter

Nominations can be made by your own company, a customer, or anyone else whether or not they are an IMA member. Include detailed descriptions addressing the criteria outlined above along with photographs.


Tips & Rules

Tips on Preparing an Effective Entry

Be sure your entry is well-prepared and includes important details including photos, drawings, sales literature, and any other supporting material that may be relevant, and can be submitted electronically. Photos and drawings will be duplicated (digital materials preferred). Legibility is very important. Be sure the entry information is thorough. Lack of information can penalize entries. Use additional pages along with the entry form when describing your entry. Highlight the unique features of your entry with respect to the judging criteria noted. Make sure to choose only one category.

Enhanced Recognition by IMA

All submitted entries will be displayed during the World Magnesium Conference. Winning entries will be recognized during the conference. Winners will receive plaques and have their entry prominently displayed during the entire IMA Conference. The IMA Awards of Excellence winners are recognized worldwide as outstanding examples of magnesium's use and receive extensive publicity within the IMA and the metals industry. Winning entries will be displayed on the IMA website for one year.

Rules

Deadline for entry: EXTENDED to Friday, March 2, 2018 Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

All entries received shall become the property of IMA. However, entrants may request their entries be returned at the conclusion of the Competition at their own expense. IMA is not responsible for any lost, late, or damaged entries. Winners shall be selected by a panel of independent judges chosen by IMA and announced at the 75th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference, May 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana USA.

Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of the International Magnesium Association (IMA) to use the entry for exhibition, publication and promotion at the IMA's sole discretion. Entry into the Competition constitutes permission to use the entrant’s design and his, her, or its name, likeness, and affiliation for advertising purposes without further compensation.

If any category yields no entries deemed by the judges to address adequately the competition criteria, a prize will not be awarded in that category. The decision of the judges is final and made at their sole and absolute discretion.

Any person signing the application on behalf of a company, firm, or organizational entity represents and warrants that he or she has authority to enter the Competition on the company's behalf and bind the company to any and all Competition rules. All entrants agree to be bound by any and all additional rules established by the IMA for the Competition, including any requirements to sign affidavits of eligibility, publicity releases, and any other documentation deemed necessary by the IMA.

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