This award is designed to highlight innovation in materials, technology, products and services that are key elements in defining healthy, high performance schools. New and improved products stimulate the life and growth of our educational facilities. This competition recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose policies bring new products to the marketplace. Industry Partners will submit a product or product line for consideration for this award. Submitting firms will be required to describe five key areas in their submittal, demonstrating why their product is worthy of this award.
The products/product lines will be prominently displayed at the CEFPI Annual Event, allowing attendees to view these exhibits outside of the trade show hall. Firms will be able to showcase that one product and demonstrate its benefits and unique features to the event attendees, thereby enhancing the educational experience of the event for both parties.
Among the many benefits of participating, each company in the contest will receive the following:
The winner and runner up will be given the award at the Award Plenary of the 2013 CEFPI Annual Conference and Expo, September 2013, in Indianapolis, IN. The winning product/service will receive a full page ad in the annual event edition of the EFP showcasing the company and the product as well as a banner ad on the front page of the CEFPI Website for one year. The runner up will receive ¼ page ad in the annual event edition of the EFP. Both winners will have placement on the CEFPI website awards page.
List of entry in the Conference Program (additional ad space available for purchase)
Space to showcase the product or service on a display board along with a narrative of the product
Placement of the entry on the CEFPI Website (with a link to your website)
Your product boards displayed at the NSSEA School Equipment Show in November 2013
The jury will be comprised of five individuals from the CEFPI. The members of the jury must demonstrate geographic diversity and must include one architect, one school district representative and at-large member who may be from outside the membership. Industry partners may not sit on this jury.