NAOPA 2013

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Vote now for the People's Choice Award

The People's Choice is an award chosen from all the shortlist products selected for The North American Office Productsa Awards. These are exceptional products that have delighted the judges. Now it is up to you to choose the overall winner - The People's Choice.

Online Voting
Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Awards. Your customers can vote online in advance of the Advantage Business Conference at www.opi.net/votenaopa2013 where you can also view the shortlisted products. The online poll is open now until 28th June.

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NAOPA 2013 Shortlist

Best product - Core Office Products

Acme United: Westcott Scissor Mouse Paper Cutter

BI-Silque Visual Communication Products: Mastervision Interactive Whiteboard

Victor Technology: All-In-One Monitor Riser

Victor Technology: Smart Charge Pencil Cup with USB Hub

Wizard Wall: Wizard Wall

 

Best product - Cleaning & Breakroom

Impact Products: The Mopster

Mind Reader: The Breakroom

Rochester Midland Corporation: Proxi Spray & Walk Away

Rubbermaid Commercial Products: Rubbermaid Pulse Mopping Kit with Double Sided Frame

 

Best product - Technology

Logitech: Logitech Washable Keyboard K310

Logitech: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

MooreCo: iTeach Electric Height Adjustable Interactive Whiteboard Cart with OneBoard

Newell Rubbermaid/DYMO: LabelManager Wireless PnP

Plantronics: Voyager Legend UC

 

Best product - Furniture

MooreCo: Visionary Magnetic Glass Boards

MooreCo: Beta Sit Stand Workstation

Norstar/Boss Office Products: R-MALIBU-BK

Safco Products: Zenergy

Sentry Group: FileGuard

 

Product Innovation of the Year

HP: HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer

Kensington: Kensington Proximo Starter Kit

Pilot Corporation of America: Down Force

Safco Products: Zenergy

Victor Technology: All-In-One Monitor Riser

 
Award Categories

There will be eight awards presented at the NAOPA 2013.

Categories
There are five vendor categories and two dealer categories.

Dealer categories: OPEN TO NOMINATIONS. either nominate yourself, someone from you team or a customer or colleague. There is a very short nomination form to complete.

• Professional of the Year
• Industry Achievement Award

Vendor categories: Complete a separate entry form for each category you wish to enter.

• Best Product - Core office products
• Best Product - Furniture
• Best Product - Technology products
• Best Product - Cleaning & Breakroom
• Product Innovation of the Year

Categories in detail:

Professional of the Year                         
You are invited to nominate the brightest talent you have encountered in the industry.  This may be an employee from your organisation who has had a significant impact on growth, productivity and morale. Alternatively, you can nominate an exceptional executive working for a customer, supplier or partner. What we are looking for is an outstanding executive who has the potential to influence the future of the independent dealer channel.

Industry Achievement Award                    
This award seeks to recognise the achievement of a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the office products industry over the course of their career in OP. This inspirational individual may have been instrumental in the success of an organisation, or has helped advance the dealer channel in North America through their dedication and commitment.

Best Product (in four categories)
We will be looking for the best products. It might be a new product or one that has delivered strong revenue for many years. We want to see excellent product development and value for customers.

There will be four categories for the products

1. Core office supplies
2. Furniture
3. Technology products
4. Cleaning & Breakroom supplies

The judges will be looking for:

• Product innovation, design and functionality
• How the product has improved upon previous designs/models
• The benefits for the reseller and the consumer
• The level of marketing support, innovation and initiatives in promoting the products to the end-user


Innovation of the Year
Nothing determines the success of any industry more than innovation. It is the lifeblood of our sector and without it we become commoditized. These awards seek to discover the truly innovative products and ensure they receive the recognition they deserve. “Innovations” can include products, technology solutions, significant enhancements or supply chain innovations.
The judges will be looking for:

  • Functionality
  • Design
  • Originality
  • Environmental attributes
  • Potential to generate revenue

     
People's Choice
Following the success of the first People's Choice Award launched in 2012 we will be running this award again. 

This will give all resellers the chance to vote from the short list for their choice for the product of the year. The online voting is available until 29th June and is open to all resellers. Additional voting opportunities will also be held at the Expo, during the ABC event in Orlando. The final winner will be chosen during a live vote on Saturday 29 June at a spectacular Gala dinner in Orlando, Florida.

Dealer Awards

As the North American Awards have grown in popularity we have added two dealer focused awards. These awards aim to reward the individuals that make a real difference in our sector. The people that go above and beyond to make the channel stronger and to make it a great place to work. Those people deserve to be rewarded and we are asking you to nominate the dealers that you think have made a real difference.

 

 

Additional Entry Information


The Entry process

  • The North American Office Products Awards are open to any companies or individuals headquartered in North America or with a physical presence in North America.
  • The manufacturing process, where appplicable, can take place elsewhere but the company must have a real presence in the USA.
  • You can enter as many categories as you wish.
  • You may enter the same category multiple times.
  • The deadline for entries is 22 March 2013 for the vendor awards and 19 May for the dealer awards
  • Please complete the online entry form by answering all the questions listed, providing as much relevant information as possible.
  • Only information provided on the entry form will be sent to the judges.
  • Entries are treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Judges will not be allowed to adjudicate in any category where they may have a conflict of interest.


Judging Process

  • The judges reserve the right to switch submissions between categories if they feel it is appropriate.
  • The judges may decide not to bestow an award in a particular category.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The shortlist will be announced by 30 May 2013.
  • Winners will be announced on 29 June 2013 at the Gala dinner on the last evening of the S.P. Richards' 2013 Advantage Business Conference (ABC) in Orlando.
North American Office Products Awards 2012 (NAOPA)

Event website: http://www.opi.net/file/118315/naopa-2013-peoples-choice.html

Start date: 29 June 2013

End date: 29 June 2013

Location: Orlando


DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 19 OF MAY 2013 FOR:

  • INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT
  • PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

THE DEADLINE FOR THE VENDOR PRODUCT AWARDS IS NOW CLOSED.

How to Enter

There is a simple online process enabling you to easily wnter or nominate for Industry Achievement or Professional of the Year. 

ENTER HERE or go to this address in your browser:https://www.eventsforce.net/naopa2013

Once you have registered on the site you will receive a password and you will be able to log back into your entry and make adjustments at any time, up to the deadline.

If you have any queries about the entry process please email awards@opi.net or telephone  011 44 207 841 2950