The EBIA Award will be awarded to a person, company, organization or authority having made a significant contribution to the sector. This contribution can vary from an innovation to best practice, a research undertaken in the domain of the bedding industry or even a lifetime achievement.
The EBIA Award is intended to promote both creativity and innovation, and to create an added value within our business. Meanwhile it is also a good opportunity to increase the visibility and image of EBIA and consequently of your bedding industry.
The procedure for the EBIA Award will take place in several phases:
In this first phase, we kindly ask the co-operation of each national bedding federation in selecting 1 to 3 candidates per country who would merit the EBIA Award. Each entry must be briefly motivated. The candidatures have to be returned to EBIA by January to assure a good follow-up and respect of deadlines.
Based on the candidatures and input received from the national bedding federations, EBIA’s Board of Directors will further look into the entries during its February meeting. They will then establish a shortlist of 3 nominees (possibly including 1 nominee chosen by the Board), who will be notified of their selection and the next steps.
At the occasion of the official announcement of the nominees, a press release will be distributed in all EBIA member countries, explaining:
The international jury selected for the EBIA Award will be composed of:
The vote of the members of the national federations will count for 75%, and those of the journalists for 25%.
The winner will be announced at the General Assembly and will become an honorary member of EBIA. The announcement will be made in presence of at least one journalist per EBIA member country to assure a Europe-wide press coverage. A press release will also be available and sent to all interested press contacts.