HCPA Innovation Awards

2nd Annual Awards Ceremony Presented by HCPA

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HCPA will host the second annual Innovation Awards during the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting to recognize members of the household and commercial products industry for accomplishments in product innovation and sustainability. By recognizing these accomplishments, HCPA aims to highlight the commitment of the industry to developing the next generation of products and encourage innovation that moves our industry forward.

Beginning September 16, companies may submit nominations in five award categories: Ingredients, Sustainability, Consumer Communication, Technology, and Game Changer. Submissions will be evaluated by a committee of industry experts and winners will be presented with their awards at a virtual reception during HCPA’s Annual Meeting on Monday, December 7 from 3:30 – 4:00 pm ET. Award winners will also have the opportunity to present their innovations to other attendees during this session.


Innovation Awards will be granted in the following five categories:

Ingredients – Submissions in this category should highlight new or re-formulated products that use ingredients and processes that are less hazardous to human health.

Sustainability – Submissions in this category should highlight innovation in manufacturing processes, packaging, materials, and other areas that reduce or limit the product’s impact on the environment.

Consumer Communication – Submissions in this category should highlight innovative communication, labeling, advertising, and awareness about household and commercial products that engage and educate consumers in new and creative ways.

Technology – Submissions in this category should highlight technological developments, such as new software platforms, manufacturing equipment, delivery or dispensing methods, materials, or similar technological deployments that create efficiencies in the manufacturing and sale of products.

Game Changer – Submissions for this general category should highlight innovative practices, processes, or products that distinguish the nominated company from others in the household and commercial products industry.

Companies may submit multiple nominations, and may submit the same nomination for more than one category.


Eligibility – Companies engaged in the manufacturing, processing, packaging, distributing, or marketing of household and commercial products are eligible to participate in the Innovation Awards. In addition, companies engaged in supplying ingredients, equipment, devices, containers, or other materials used in household and commercial products are also eligible. Membership in HCPA is not a requirement.
Categories – A company may nominate multiple innovations, and may submit the same innovation for multiple categories.
Deadlines – All nominations must be submitted by October 8, 2020. A panel of HCPA member representatives will review the submissions and determine the award winners in each category. Judges must recuse themselves from the consideration of any submissions from their own company. Award winners will be notified on November 13 via email and presented with their awards at a virtual reception during HCPA’s Annual Meeting on December 7 from 3:30 – 4:00 pm ET.
Scope – All submissions must be based on action already taken or innovations already implemented, not based on planned, anticipated, or future actions.
Confidential Information and Antitrust Policy – Nominations should not include information that is confidential, proprietary, or privileged in any way. HCPA’s Antitrust Policy applies to all activities associated with the Innovation Awards, such as nomination submission and review, and the presentations of award winners.
Nomination Form – To nominate your company’s innovation, please complete the Nomination Form and email it as an attachment to Morgan Mitchell, Coordinator, Communications & Member Services, at mmitchell@thehcpa.org by October 8, 2020. Additional supporting materials may be submitted in PDF format attached to the email. Please limit additional supporting materials to 10 pages.

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For more information, please contact Allie Hayes, Senior Director, Communications & Public Affairs, at ahayes@consumered.org.