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Lifetime Achievement Award

IAPRI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of the award is to honor an individual who has done for the IAPRI packaging research community over many years outstanding work and service which have uniquely strengthened and advanced the growth of IAPRI and its reputation as the leading global research and education association. There should be evidence for sustained and recognized contributions to the work of IAPRI.

The award will be granted every two years at the biannual IAPRI Conference.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

A person who is currently serving as an IAPRI Board Member is not eligible for nomination.

Nomination of Candidates

Calls for nominations will be sent to each IAPRI board member and all member organisations.

The nominations should contain the following information:

 a) Curriculum vitae of the candidate (in English, not exceeding two A4 pages, preferably sent by e-mail). 

 b) A statement of the reasons why the candidate has been nominated (in English, not exceeding two A4 pages, preferably sent by e-mail).

 c) Name, address, e-mail and telephone number of the nominee.

 d) Name, address, e-mail and telephone number of the individual/group making the nomination. 

 e) A recent photograph of the nominee. 

Nominations should be received before 1 February of the year in which the award is presented and sent to the IAPRI Secretary General, Marie Rushton.

Secretary General, IAPRI

Marie Rushton

IAPRI Secretariat

West Winds,Wix Hill,

West Horsley,

Surrey,

KT24 6ED, UK.

marierushtoniapri@gmail.com

All nominations will be acknowledged.

Selection and Award

The IAPRI president shall appoint a committee that will review the nominations and make recommendations to the IAPRI board. The committee shall develop and use an objective, criteria-based system for evaluating nominations to ensure consistency and fairness over time. The system is subject to the approval of the IAPRI board. 

Nominees must be or have been an employee of an IAPRI member institution. The award recognizes an individual who meets the following criteria:

  1. The nominee should have had a significant impact on IAPRI
  2. The recipient’s achievements should have had a lasting and significant impact on packaging.
  3. The nominee should have participated in IAPRI conferences and symposia over many years.
  4. The nominee should have participated in other IAPRI activities, such as organizing IAPRI events, contributing in Working Groups, etc.

The IAPRI board will make a decision on the recommendations of the committee. All deliberations will be in private and the IAPRI board will not disclose the reasons for an award being declined. The IAPRI board decision on all matters is final.

Awardees will be recognised during the Official Dinner of the IAPRI Conference, and the IAPRI President will present the award. The Awards consist of a commemorative gift, a contribution to the airfare based on standard rate of up to 1000 pounds sterling and free registration for the conference.

If a suitable candidate is not found or there are no nominations, the award will not be presented during the next conference.

June 2015

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