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    North American Office Products Awards 2024 (NAOPA)

    21 Sep 24 - 26 Sep 24
    21 September 2024

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    North American Office Products Awards 2024 (NAOPA)

    21 Sep 24 - 26 Sep 24
    21 September 2024

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    DEADLINE FRIDAY 5 APRIL, 2024Enter or nominate

    Enter the North American Office Products Awards 2024 (NAOPA)

    This exciting programme rewards the very best vendors and dealers operating in North America.

    It’s been another challenging year for the industry and some have triumphed over adversity, finding ways to grow and thrive. This might be through new products and services or by pivoting their business in a new direction.

    The NAOPA celebrate these successes and OPI encourages you to reward your team and enter now.

    Free and simple to enter
    There is no charge to enter the awards, so don’t miss this free marketing opportunity. The NAOPA are open to anyone working within or supplying products or services to the IDC. There is just a simple online form to complete.

    Award categories
    There will be nine awards presented at the NAOPA 2024:
    • Best Product – Core Business Products
    • Best Product – Furniture & Design
    • Best Product – Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control
    • Best Product – Technology
    • Innovation of the Year
    • People’s Choice
    • Young Executive of the Year
    • Professional of the Year
    • Industry Achievement

    More information
    If you have any questions on the awards, judges, categories or entry procedures please contact janet.bell@opi.net

    Make sure that you enter now and raise your profile in the independent dealer community.

    Deadline for entries: Friday April 5, 2024

    Enter or nominate

    OPI will announce the shortlist for the North American Office Products Awards 2024 (NAOPA) by June 30, 2024. 

    The People’s Choice – voting opens in July 2024

    The People’s Choice is an award chosen from the top scoring products from the North American Office Products Awards 2024. These are exceptional products that have delighted the judges and now it is up to you to choose your favourite.

    To get involved, enter the NAOPA and if your product gets one of the top scores from the judges it will be put forward to the public vote. Therefore, to be in with a chance to win, make sure you enter either Best Product or Innovation of the Year now. 

    The shortlist of products will be available online and you will be able to vote for your favourite from July 2024. 

    The winner of the People’s Choice award will be announced at ISG’s Industry Week 2024 in Florida from 21-26 September 2024.

    It is a real honour to win this award, so make sure you vote and help us reward a great product!

    Categories

    Enter or nominateDEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2024

    There will be nine awards presented at the NAOPA 2024:
    • Best Product – Core Business Products
    • Best Product – Furniture & Design
    • Best Product – Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control
    • Best Product – Technology
    • Innovation of the Year
    • People’s Choice
    • Young Executive of the Year
    • Professional of the Year
    • Industry Achievement

    Categories in detail:

    Young Executive of the Year
    The business supplies industry needs young and dynamic individuals to ensure its continued success. This is your chance to reward a young executive (35 or under) who is making a real impact in their business and maybe the sector too. We are looking for individuals that are not only making a difference where they work but are also taking part in the wider OP community. This may be through associations, charities or dealer organisations. You can nominate a colleague, customer, supplier or you can enter yourself.

    To enter you must be:

    • 35 or under
    • Currently in a leadership position within a dealership in the IDC
    • Must have made significant, demonstrable changes to improve the dealership – could be sales, operations, technology, etc. Please provide examples
    • Ideally, you have become involved in the wider dealer community, for example through your dealer group, wholesaler, community or charity

    Professional of the Year   
    You are invited to nominate the best 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. It could be an owner who is growing their business, using innovative techniques and really making a difference both in the industry and their community. Alternatively, you can nominate an exceptional executive working for a customer, supplier or partner. What we are looking for is an outstanding executive, working within or supplying products or services to the IDC, 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 business products industry over the course of their career. 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.
    The individual must work within, or supply products or services to, the IDC. 

    Best Product of the Year 

    In four categories: 

    • Best Product – Core Business Products
    • Best Product – Furniture & Design
    • Best Product – Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control
    • Best Product – Technology

    We will be looking for outstanding products in all of the above categories. The categories are open to products that are available to sell in the business products channel. This will include verticals such as the workplace, the home office, education, safety and PPE.

    It might be a new product or one that has delivered strong revenue for many years that has had a successful relaunch or refresh. We want to see excellent product development and value for customers.

    The judges will be looking for:

    • Product innovation, design and functionality
    • If it is an existing product, how it 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
    • Outstanding sales performance
    • Excellent supporting content, especially video

    Entries are open to any business products company or individual based in or that has a physical presence in North America. 

    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 commoditised. This award seek to discover the truly innovative products and ensure they receive the recognition they deserve. This can include products, technology solutions, significant enhancements or supply chain innovations.

    The judges will be looking for:

    • Functionality
    • Design
    • Originality
    • Potential to generate revenue
    • Excellent supporting marketing material and content, especially video

    The product must have been launched in the last two years.

    Entries are open to any business products company or individual based in or that has a physical presence in North America. 

    People’s Choice

    You cannot enter this award directly. The shortlisted products from the above categories are automatically entered into this award and the winner is chosen by a public vote. This will give all resellers the chance to vote from the shortlist for their choice for the product of the year. So if you would like to win this award make sure you enter one of the above product categories.

    Not sure what to enter? 

    If you have a product and you are not sure which category to enter, it then contact us for advice at events@opi.net 

    Enter or nominate

    DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2024

    The Entry Process

    • The North American Office Products Awards are open to any companies or individuals headquartered or with a physical presence in North America, working within or supplying products and services to the IDC.
    • The manufacturing process, where applicable, can take place elsewhere, but the company must have a real presence in North America.
    • You can enter as many categories as you wish; however, you can only enter each product into ONE Best Product category. For example, if you enter a product for Best Product-Technology, you can’t also enter it for Best Product-Core Business Products. You can enter it for Innovation of the Year as well if it meets the criteria.
    • You may enter the same category multiple times with different products.
    • The deadline for entries is Friday April 5, 2024, for both the vendor and 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.

    The 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 July 15, 2024.
    • Winners will be announced at the ISG Industry Week 2024 from September 21-26, 2024, in Florida.