Manufacturing awards deadline extended

The deadline for nominations to the only national awards program specifically for Australia’s manufacturing industry, the Endeavour Awards, has been extended to February 15th.

THE manufacturing industry is optimistic about what the future holds for 2010 and the Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards are rewarding those who take advantage of the improving economic climate.

With two new awards on offer, Manufacturers’ Monthly readers are encouraged to take advantage of the extended February 15 nomination deadline.

The only national awards program specifically for Australia’s manufacturing industry, the Awards are designed to celebrate Australian manufacturers’ achievements and inspire innovation and success.

Alan Johnson, Editor of Manufacturers’ Monthly, says the awards are an excellent way of showing your company is at the forefront of Australian manufacturing.

“Entering 2010’s Endeavour Awards shows the rest of the manufacturing industry that your company has survived the tough times and is now in a good market position,” Johnson said.

“If you’re still unsure about why your company should enter this year’s awards, consider the motivation an award win or nomination would give to employees, proud their efforts and achievements have been recognised amongst peers.

“Manufacturers are set to benefit from the added prestige an Endeavour Award gives a business as well as the advantages of being held in higher esteem among industry colleagues and competitors.

“As the number of nominations grow each year, the level of regard surrounding the winners and highly commended also grows,” Johnson said.

On top of that, over $31,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs including marketing and advertising services from Manufacturers’ Monthly and PR company WriteRelease, the use of your company logo in Endeavour Awards promotional activities and extensive editorial coverage of the event.

The Endeavour Awards program, sponsored by BlueScope Steel, now includes 12 categories:

Technology Application of the Year Award — for successful applications of new technologies;

Environmental Solution of the Year Award — for successful implementation of solutions to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing;

Safety Scheme of the Year Award — for implementation of schemes to improve safety in manufacturing;

Exporter of the Year Award — for excellence in developing an export market;

Global Integration Award — for manufacturers who have successfully engaged in international supply chains;

Enterprise Connect Significant Achievement Award — new for 2010, the award recognises Enterprise Connect clients who have made a significant achievement in productivity, competitiveness or innovative capability;

Australian Consumer and Trade Product of the Year — for innovative new products that improve on existing designs for use by consumers/trades;

Australian Industrial Product of the Year — for innovative new products that improve on existing designs for use by industry;

Australian Innovative Steel Award — for products or projects using Australian-made steel that demonstrate innovation, plus deliver competitive advantage for users;

Young Manufacturer of the Year — for the rising stars of Australia’s next generation of manufacturers;

Lifetime Achievement Award — new for 2010, the award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding personal contribution to his or her manufacturing business and the wider manufacturing community and

• Overall Manufacturer of the Year award.

With around two weeks to go until nomination entries close, Manufacturers’ Monthly encourages you to take the opportunity to become Australia’s Manufacturer of the Year 2010.

The Awards ceremony will be held at Doltone House, Darling Harbour, Sydney, on May 12, 2010.

Entry is free, with information and nomination forms available at www.manmonthly.com.au/Awards.

For more information about the Awards call Alan Johnson on 02 9422 2480 or Rebekka Wake on 02 9422 2964.