The Annual Awards Program is designed to recognize IA member employee involvement (teams and individuals) idea and suggestion programs, individual accomplishments, and breakthrough innovation in the profession of innovation, ideas and suggestion system management.
The Idea of the Year Award is designed to recognize IA member individuals and teams who have submitted ideas that have had major impacts on their organizations’ success and the profession of innovation, ideas, and suggestion systems management.
Nomination awards recognize individuals who show outstanding leadership in suggestion system programs. These awards include communication excellence, advocacy, evaluation, program administration, championship and executive leadership.
This award recognizes companies and their suggestion programs for achieving a significant anniversary milestone.
Kudos are awarded to individuals who have gone “above and beyond” during the year in the name of employee suggestion programs - innovation – engagement and involvement
The Star Award is presented to the Board Member who has gone above and beyond what is expected of a Board member