More about the Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards Program
What is considered a corrosion innovation?
The innovation must show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control. The innovation can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design, equipment, testing, monitoring, integrity assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment—anything that directly relates to corrosion prevention and mitigation.
How recent does the innovation have to be?
The innovation must have been in development on or after January 1, 2009.
Who is eligible to submit a nomination?
Anyone worldwide who is involved with corrosion control, including individuals, companies, organizations, and governments, can submit a nomination.
Can a previously nominated innovation be nominated again?
Yes. However, innovations that have previously received MP's Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award cannot be nominated again.
Is there a cost to submit a nomination?
Can an individual or company nominate themselves?
Can an individual or company submit more than one nomination?
What is the official language for the nominations?
How do I nominate an innovation?
- A nomination form (Word document) must be downloaded, completed, and submitted by e-mail to MPInnovationAwards@nace.org by Friday, October 18, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
- The nomination form will ask for a full description of the innovation, which should include the need for the innovation, the process used for developing and implementing the innovation, an evaluation of the results, and criteria used to determine its success.
- Participants can select a category on the form they feel best fits the innovation: coating and linings, cathodic protection, materials, design, chemical treatment, instrumentation, testing, integrity assessment, or fill in an "other" category.
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How do I submit a nomination form?
Download the nomination form (Word document) from the NACE International Web site and e-mail the completed nomination form to MPInnovationAwards@nace.org.
What is the latest date I can submit a nomination?
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:59 Eastern time.
Will any nominations be rejected?
To be eligible for consideration, the innovation must meet the eligibility criteria:
- The innovation must have been in development on or after January 1, 2009.
- The innovation technology nominated must be feasible.
- Innovations may not be a previous recipient of an MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award.
- Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form available on the NACE International Web site and e-mailed to MPInnovationAwards@nace.org by Friday, October 18, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The form must include all requested contact information.
Those entries that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified. Nominations submitted after the deadline date will not be accepted.
How do I view all of the nominated innovations?
The nominations will be posted for viewing on the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards page on the NACE Web site, www.nace.org/MPInnovationAwards. Prior to posting, all nomination forms will be vetted to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. As soon as they are received and vetted, the nomination forms will be posted.
How will the award recipients be selected?
The nominations will be rated by a panel of leading corrosion experts. Each innovation will be rated using a numerical scoring system. The highest-rated innovations will receive the awards.
- Does the description provided adequately describe the innovation?
- Does it explain what the innovation is?
- Does it explain what the innovation does?
- Does it explain how it works?
- Does it explain how or why it is truly innovative?
- Does it explain how the innovation benefits the corrosion-control industry?
- Has the nominator sufficiently demonstrated that the innovation works as described, either by providing laboratory or field test results?
- Is the innovation novel or unique?
- Does the innovation solve a corrosion-control problem?
- Does the innovation provide a corrosion-control solution where none previously existed?
- Does the innovation improve an existing corrosion-control solution?
- Does the innovation provide a benefit to the corrosion-control industry?
- Does the innovation help protect the safety and health of the corrosion professional and/or the general population?
- Does the innovation provide better protection against corrosion or better corrosion control-related data?
- Is the innovation cost effective?
- Does the innovation provide cost savings?
- Does the innovation provide time savings?
- Can the innovation be easily incorporated into existing corrosion prevention and control activities?
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What do the award recipients receive?
Each innovation selected for an award will be presented with one trophy during the NACE CORROSION 2014 Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. (Award recipients will have the option to purchase additional trophies.) Additionally, all top innovations will be highlighted in MP magazine.
I have additional questions. Who do I contact?
For more information about the award program, please contact MP Associate Editor Kathy Riggs Larsen at MPInnovationAwards@nace.org.
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