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NFDA Innovation Award

Recognizing Excellence and Creativity in Funeral Service

"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought." - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Calling all funeral service vendors!

Are you exhibiting at the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo? If so, achieve more recognition when you enter your innovative product or service in the NFDA Innovation Award competition!

This unique and exciting program recognizes companies dedicated to keeping funeral service on the cutting edge through new and inventive products and services. If you've got an innovation that became commercially available after January 1, 2014, you may be eligible!

We're working on the entry form now - entry opens June 1!


Attention funeral service professionals!

Your vote will help choose the most innovative new products and services of the year!

Check back August 10 to see the top five finalists (selected independently by a distinguished panel of funeral directors) and cast your vote.

The top finalists will be recognized during the Opening Session on Monday, October 19, where we'll also announce the 2015 Innovation Award winner. Be sure to stop and see all the entries firsthand in the Expo Hall when you get to Indy.

Judging begins August 10!


2015 Innovation Awards Timeline

June 1 – Entry begins

June 26 – Entry submission deadline (via online entry form)

July 13 – Judging process begins with independent selection by a distinguished panel of funeral directors

August 3 – Finalists announced

August 10 – Online voting open to funeral service community

September 21  Voting closed

October 19 – Finalists recognized and winner announced during the Opening General Session at the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Indy

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