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The CMA | SIMA Awards program recognizes the outstanding leadership, innovation, and philanthropic efforts of our members to help advance and evolve our industry. The diverse accomplishments of our members are a testament to the talents and unique contributions each make to retail. Each award listed below indicates eligibility requirements. Nominations will not be considered if applications are incomplete. Individuals can self-nominate or nominate a peer, colleague, client, or other contact. Award recipients will be recognized in person at the 2023 CMA | SIMA Conference in Las Vegas Feb 27 – March 1.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Applications open Friday, December 2nd and will be closed Friday, January 20th
Award recipients will be notified by January 30th

THE AWARDS

SHOPPER INSIGHT OF THE YEAR AWARD

Shopper Insight of the Year Award recognizes an individual or team that delivered the most impactful insight derived from shopper research that resulted in measurable improvement in a category or subcategory in calendar 2022. To be fully considered, the nomination must include specific details on project/scope and must be able to quantify the impact of the listed efforts.
*Can be submitted by a retailer or supplier/manufacturer*

SUBMIT APPLICATION

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The CMA | SIMA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the professional accomplishments of an individual from within the Category Management and Shopper Insights industry that has made a significant and lasting impact on the industry. This individual has demonstrated a high degree of integrity, collaboration, and leadership in helping to move the industry forward. Examples can include but are not limited to mentoring other industry members, contributing to written thought leadership, presenting at industry events, leading a team, implementing and scaling the category management and shopper insights function at an organization(s), etc. To qualify an individual must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience within Category Management or Shopper Insights.
*Consultants, Manufacturers, Retailers, Solution Providers are eligible to apply*

SUBMIT APPLICATION

“CATMAN OF THE YEAR” & “CATWOMAN OF THE YEAR”

Chosen based on engagement with the association in addition to the contributions to the industry.

Engagement includes but is not limited to:
Webinar Attendance, participation in boards, committees, networking/work groups. Presenter at conference, webinar presenter, LMS activity. Mentorship? Leader within their company?

THE SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

The Social Impact Award is given to celebrate the positive contributions of a company or team that has addressed the needs of a community or non-profit organization. This company actively encouraged volunteerism to a specific organization or case that benefitted a disadvantaged or underserved group, outside any monetary gains or notoriety. To be fully considered, the nomination must include the initiatives name and scope. Must be able to quantify the impact of the listed efforts.

SUBMIT APPLICATION