Planner & Supplier of the YearPlanner & Supplier of the Year are presented annually to members of MPIWSC in recognition of outstanding contributions to MPI’s Strategic Plan, association/industry/community contributions, leadership and professionalism. The awards are based on chapter participation, presentations relating to the industry in general, articles written in the hospitality industry press, and community service. The awards recognize a career of involvement, commitment and achievement and recipients will represent models of professional excellence.
Qualifications & judging criteria for Planner Member & Supplier Member of the Year nominations are as follows:A current member in good standings with MPI for a minimum of 3 years of membershipInvolvement with MPI Washington State Chapter during the 2018-2019 yearLeadership and service to MPIWSC Professional accomplishments Meeting industry service Community involvement
Rising Star AwardThe Rising Star Award is presented to a 3 year or less member of MPIWSC who made outstanding contributions to the Chapter during their first years as a member. This award is based on a very high level of chapter engagement, volunteering and commitment fulfilling chapter goals. Board members will not qualify for this award.
The qualifications & judging criteria for Rising Star Award nominations are as follows:A current member in good standing with MPI for 3 years or less of membershipInvolvement with MPI Washington State Chapter during the 2018-2019 yearChapter engagement and volunteer service to MPIWSC Professional accomplishments Community involvement
Corbin Ball Industry Leader of the YearThe Corbin Ball Industry Leader of the Year recognizes an outstanding individual who has devoted their professional life to the improvement of the meetings industry. The award is named after MPIWSC member and Past President, Corbin Ball, CMP, CSP, in honor of his significant contributions to the advancement in meeting planning, tradeshow and the event industry, as well as his overall industry leadership. Board members will not qualify for this award.
The qualifications & judging criteria for the Corbin Ball Lifetime Achievement Award nominations are as follows:A current member in good standing with MPI for any length of membershipDisplayed the unique ability to lead, guide, and teach others with enthusiasmHas spent a significant part of their career furthering the meetings industryProfessional accomplishmentsMeeting industry serviceCommunity involvement
Committee of the Year The Committee of the Year award is presented to the committee whose efforts, initiatives, and creativity have resulted in significant contributions to the Chapter. All sub-committees will be considered including: Programs, CAST, Advanced Planner Roundtable, Industry Alliances (The HIVE and Cascadia Educational Conference), Strictly Socials, Member Recruitment, Member Engagement, Volunteer Recruitment, Awards and Scholarships, Sponsorship, Procurement and Communications. Nominees will be evaluated upon goal achievement, committee member engagement, leadership succession and innovation or creativity. This award is based on service for the 2018-2019 year.
Nominations will be accepted until April 22, 2019.
What happens after I nominate someone? The Awards & Scholarship committee will meet and make recommendations based on a pre-established set of criteria after the April 22 deadline. These recommendations will be presented to the the Executive Committee for final approval. In the case that someone on the Executive Committee is one of the nominees for an award, they will excuse themselves from the approval of that award.
Are there several people you want to nominate? That’s great! You can nominate multiple people but please use one form for each nomination.