Tobacco Reporter will accept nominations until Sept. 16, 2019.
Nominations are open to companies and institutions affiliated with the tobacco and vapor industries.
The Golden Leaf Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts. Winners will be announced in September.
Winners will receive an engraved crystal trophy
The time and location of the awards ceremony will be announced in 2019.
Winners will be recognized in five categories:
1. Most impressive public service initiative
Awarded to a company or institution that introduced a public service program or educational campaign. Judges will base their decision on creativity, effectiveness to date and best use of resources. Please include goals, budgets, copies of promotional materials, geographical scope of the program and why you felt this campaign was necessary.
2. Most promising new product introduction
Awarded to a company or institution that debuted a new product. Judges will base their decision on design innovation, response to a need, and projected impact on future production efficiency, or improved presentation of a final product. Please include a comparison of your products to existing products, copies of promotional or mechanical materials, development timeline, budget and testimonials from any users if possible.
3. Most exciting newcomer to the industry
Awarded to a company or institution that entered the tobacco industry. Judges will base their decision on the industry’s need for the company’s products or services, investment in setup and creativity. Please include your annual report, motivation for entering the tobacco industry, projected response and testimonials.
4. Most outstanding service to the industry
Awarded to a company or institution that practiced exemplary customer service. Judges will base their decision on perceived increase in customer satisfaction, thinking “outside the box” in program setup and the example it sets for the industry. Please include program outline, anticipated results, testimonials and in-house feedback.
5. BMJ most committed to quality
Awarded to a company or institution that exhibits a superior commitment to quality in every aspect of its business. Judges will base their decision on expressed commitment to quality, established incentives for quality improvement and measure of improvement to quality. Please include documentation supporting quality efforts, incentives, measures of improvement and testimonials.
Please complete the online form and upload any supporting documentation, such as presentations, brochures, certificates, pictures etc.