Call for entries is now open for ICON HONORS.
Produced by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Assn. (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media, and in affiliation with Gift For Life, ICON HONORS is conferred annually in July in conjunction with The Atlanta Intl. Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
Competition for ICON HONORS recognition is open to the home and gift industry across categories of trade and product and service sectors, including the design community — retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers.
“ICON HONORS marks the extraordinary achievements of those who dare to reach beyond ordinary circumstances and conditions,” said Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and ICON HONORS founding partner. “Year after year, ICON HONORS gives voice to the dreamers, creators, achievers and change-makers who give the home and gift industry purpose and hope for the future. That is its mission and essential contribution to the industry we love.”
The four recognition categories, with their individual subsections, include:
-Innovation 1: Technology/Innovations Marketing, Technology Innovations/Networking, Technology Innovations/Selling
-Innovation 2: Product Innovations/New Products, Product Innovations/Redesigned Products, and Product Innovations/Licensed Products
-Innovation 3: Packaging Innovations/New Designs, Packing Innovations/New Material, Packing Innovations/Eco-friendly
-Contribution 1: Community Influence/Business Development and Community Influence/Outreach
-Contribution 2: Industry Influence/Leadership and Industry Influence/Cause-Related Product
-Branding/Identity: Brand Identity Development/Brand Launch, Brand Identity Development/Brand Continuity and Brand Identity Development/Rebranding
-Achievement 1: New Achiever
-Achievement 2: Career Achiever