Icon Honors entry deadline approaching

Event to be held at AmericasMart during summer market

Icon AwardsATLANTA – The deadline for entries for the Icon Honors is rapidly approaching. The event will be held this year on July 13 in conjunction with the AmericasMart Atlanta summer market, and entries are due by Monday, March 13.

The event celebrates Innovation, Contribution, Branding and Achievement with sub-categories under each. Entries can be self-submitted or can be nominations of others and the process is free, simple and done entirely online.

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Innovation entries recognize product, packaging and technological advances. Past winners have included suppliers, marketing firms and third-party industry services.

In the Contribution category, individual winners are recognized in community and industry leadership and influence, as well as cause-related products. Previous winners have come from both the supply and retail sides of the business.

In Branding, honorees are identified for new launches, ongoing continuity and rebranding of existing nameplates, covering all aspects of the branding cycle. All industry groups have received this honor in the past.

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Finally, in Achievement, individuals are recognized as both new achievers and as career achievers.

Winners are selected by a panel of independent judges with extensive industry experience in retailing, product design, marketing and industry knowledge.

The Icons are sponsored by AmericasMart, the Gift & Home Trade Association and the Progressive Business Media group of industry titles. Details on the time, location and entertainment for the July event will be announced soon.

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