IAAPA Now Accepting Entries and Nominations for 2019 Awards Programs
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ORLANDO, Fla., US – IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is now accepting entries and nominations for its annual awards programs, including IAAPA Brass Ring Awards, IAAPA Service Awards, IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards, and IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award. Presented during IAAPA Expo (formerly IAAPA Attractions Expo) in Orlando, Florida, these awards recognize excellence in the global attractions industry, honor those have made significant contributions to IAAPA, and celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of facilities, manufacturers and suppliers, and individuals from around the world.
IAAPA Brass Ring Awards
The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are the most prestigious professional honors awarded, marking achievements of excellence throughout the international attractions industry. The awards recognize amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, family entertainment centers (FECs), attractions, and suppliers in excellence categories including food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products, and exhibits. The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 20 during IAAPA Expo 2019.
Deadline to apply is Aug. 2, 2019. For more information and to submit an entry, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPABrassRingAwards.
IAAPA Service Awards
The IAAPA Service Awards, including the IAAPA Lifetime Service Award, the IAAPA Outstanding Service Award, and the IAAPA Meritorious Service Award, honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to IAAPA and the global attractions industry. The Award winners are announced during the GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Expo. Deadline to apply is Aug. 2, 2019.
To learn more and submit a nomination, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAServiceAwards.
IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards
The IAAPA Hall of Fame honors individuals whose work and accomplishments have made significant and lasting contributions to the global attractions industry. Individuals must have been associated with the attractions industry for at least 10 years and made an important contribution providing innovation, education, leadership, and/or influence both inside his/her organization and within the industry in a manner that will continue to be of value in the future. Deadline to submit a nomination is Aug. 2, 2019.
For additional award criteria or to submit a nomination, visit http://www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAHallofFameAwards.
IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award
The IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award honors members under age 35 who demonstrate a dedication to the attractions industry through strong leadership, teamwork, and integrity, while they continue to develop their knowledge and experience necessary in the attractions industry. The Young Professional must be a strong advocate of IAAPA’s mission to support, grow, and nurture the global attractions industry. To qualify, the nominee must be under 35 years of age and employed by an IAAPA-member company or be an individual member of IAAPA through a student or individual membership. Deadline to submit a nomination is July 15, 2019.
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association's global headquarters and North America office are located in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.
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