ATTENTION AIFD MEMBERS – While plans are unfolding for the 2014 Symposium “Transition Transformation,” it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 AIFD Awards! Nominations are now being accepted through February 28, 2014 for the six awards that AIFD can bestow:

Award of Merit – Industry
This award is presented to members of the floral industry who are NOT member of AIFD but who are involved and have made significant contributions to the floral industry. This award can be given to an individual, group or company. Is the nominee an AIFD partner? Has the nominee provided support or contributions to AIFD and if so in what manner? Is the nominee active and further the floral industry in other allied or trade organizations? What specific contribution has the nominee made to the advancement of the floral industry in whole?

Award of Merit – Non-Industry
This award is presented to individuals outside the floral industry who are selected because of the personal or professional use of fresh flowers in such a manner as to be a credit to the floral profession. In what manner does the nominee use flowers in a public manor? Has what the nominee done with flowers brought about a greater awareness of flowers and or floral design? Does the awareness this nominee promotes come about through education?

Award of Distinguished Service to AIFD
This award is bestowed upon members of AIFD who have done outstanding service to the Institute. Has the nominee been a member of AIFD in good standing? How has the nominee served AIFD on a National and Regional level? Has the nominee held office for AIFD at a National and Regional level? What AIFD committees has the nominee served on? What has the nominee done to promote and further AIFD? Has the nominee represented AIFD for or served on other allied or trade organization committees and events?

Award of Distinguished Service to the Floral Industry
This award is presented to an AIFD member who has made a significant contribution to the floral industry. Has the nominee been a member of AIFD in good standing? How has the nominee served AIFD on a National and Regional level? Has the nominee played an active role in other allied or trade organization? Has the nominee been a leader in industry education, research or product development? Has the nominee been a leader in the promotion of the floral industry and AIFD at the industry and consumer levels?

Award of Design Influence
This award recognizes floral designers whose creative work over the years had significantly and positively influenced the direction of American floral design. Has the nominee supported or contributed to AIFD in any way? What specific contribution(s) or advancements has the nominee made to the American design style? What impact has the nominee made on the American style of design? How does this person share their design talents? Does this person have the ability or intention to continue to influence American design?

AIFD Special Award of Recognition
This award is chosen and presented by the National Board of Directors. Members are not eligible to nominate someone for this award. The National Board may choose to select a person based on many qualities, some being: What specifically has the has a person done in service to AIFD or the Industry? Has this service impacted AIFD, its members or its mission?

If you would like to nominate someone please send a letter that includes the following:

• The individual or company nominated

• The award you are nominating them for

• Why you are nominating them for the award

Please direct your letters to:
Rich Salvaggio AIFD, CFD
AIFD Awards Committee Chairperson
E-mail: rsalvaggio@teleflora.com
Fax: 310-966-3610
Mail: Rich Salvaggio AIFD
c/o Teleflora
11444 West Olympic Boulevard
4th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064

*Please note only the following AIFD members are allowed to nominate: Active (AIFD), Fellows, Life, Retired and Industry Partner members.*

 

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