The CIPS Innovation Award is aimed at companies who would like to highlight the innovative nature of their products and increase the exposure of their products to professionals in the international industry.
Applications are welcome in the following five categories:
The winners of 2017 :
A maximum of ten entries will be allowed per category. The judges will select one CIPS Innovation Award winner per category. The international judging panel is composed of the following professional pet experts from around the world:
Pet Food: Hans-J. Buengener
Pet Accessories:Kouichi Akatsu （Japan Pet Products Manufacturers Association President）
Aquaria: Oliver Knott (AquaDesign & Consulting)
Small Animals: Pierre Kemseke (Ecoclavis)
Benefits of winning
All category winners will receive an ‘Honourable Mention’, which entails:
Announced as a winner on the CIPS Night (26 September 2018).
CIPS Innovation Award winner will be awarded a 9sqm display area in CIPS (either a 9sqm shell scheme booth or offset 9sqm within a raw space booth). It is providing the winners with very broad international exposure free of charge.
Award-winning products will be included in the CIPS Innovation Award Yearbook.
The right to use the special ‘CIPS Innovation Product 2018’ label for marketing purposes.
Procedure & requirements
Product must have been launched after 19 November 2017.
Applicants must complete the entry form and submit it online to CIPS, including payment, before 1 September 2018.