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Entries are still being accepted for the ICMAD’s seventh annual Cosmetic Innovators of The Year - CITY Awards. These awards honor innovative products, packaging and advertising/marketing concepts from the past year. The entry deadline is May 11, 2012.
In addition to the recognition of winning a respected CITY Award, the winners will also be a part of the first-ever CITY 2012 Beauty Trunk Show. This initiative will give winners a platform to display their award-winning products at national indie retailers including Ron Robinson’s, Apothia, Beauty.com, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel and Skins 6|2.
“The CITY Awards celebrate the creativity, effort, and innovation shown by our member companies and their dedicated teams. These awards represent everything that makes the cosmetics business so dynamic,” says Pamela Busiek, CEO and president of ICMAD.
To be eligible for a CITY Award, the nominated company must follow the criteria established for each award category. All products must have first shipped, and marketing and advertising programs initiated, between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012. Professionals within the beauty industry specializing in advertising, sales and marketing will judge the entries.
Entries are due by May 11, 2012.
Finalists for the CITY Awards will be announced at the end of May, and the category winners will be revealed during ICMAD’s 39th annual meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York. The special presenter for the awards will be Janet Gurwitch, creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, and Gurwitch and Busiek will present the winning awards that evening.