2010 KIP Award Deadline: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
You have just over a week left to submit your applications for the 2010 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Awards!
Applications are available for download at http://www.iccfa.com/certifications-awards/kip/kip-awards.
The mission of the awards program is to recognize the outstanding achievements of personalization of service or products in the cemetery, cremation and funeral service profession. Deadline for submission has been extended to December 10.
Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories:
Best Practice/Personal Touch: A "best practice." Something that you do for every family, or every family in a certain situation (examples: when the deceased is a veteran, or a baby). Note: An event such as a Christmas program is NOT a best practice, it's an event.
Innovative Personalized Product (suppliers only): Product that memorializes in a personal and meaningful way. The product may be physical or virtual and may include, but is not limited to, memorials, monuments, urns, art, printed material and Web-based tributes.
Most Personalized Service or Memorial: An outstanding example of a personalized funeral for a particular individual, or a very personalized memorial. Explain how your staff provided a particular family with a funeral service or memorialization that really told the story of their loved one's life.
Event: For the most personal and creative workshop, seminar or holiday event sponsored by your cemetery or funeral home. The even must include the participation of your clients and/or the general public. Such events may include, but aren't limited to, themes that are educational, commemorative, charitable, celebratory, financial or psychological in nature.
NEW! Most Personalized Pet Service or Memorial: An outstanding example of a personalized funeral for a particular pet, or a very personalized memorial. Explain how your staff provided a particular family with a pet memorialization or tribute service that really told the story of their beloved pet's life.
Entrants must be a member of ICCFA. The application fee is just $25.
Last year's contest drew 27 entries from across the United States and abroad. Eight communications and marketing professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging.
You may find 2010 applications and profiles of past winners on the ICCFA Web site at http://www.iccfa.com/certifications-awards/kip/kip-awards.
Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!