Awards of Excellence – Retailers

Canadian Jeweller Magazine is pleased to present the annual 2016 Awards of Excellence celebrating the very best in Canadian jewellery design, retailing, product development and watch brand innovation.

Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year / Multi-Store Retailer of the Year / Product Line of the Year / Watch Brand of the Year

 

Rules and Submission Form

Eligibility and Criteria

The 2016 Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year Award is open to any Canadian jewellery retailer with five stores or less. This award recognizes excellence by an Independent Jewellery Retailer (five stores or less) in Canada with an emphasis on product selection and knowledge, customer service, and innovative marketing initiatives. Companies submitting a nomination must be registered in Canada.

The 2016 Multi-Store Jewellery Retailer of the Year Award is open to any Canadian jewellery retailer with more than five stores.This award recognizes excellence by a Multi-store Jewellery Retailer (five stores or more) in Canada with an emphasis on product selection and knowledge, customer service, and innovative marketing initiatives. Companies submitting a nomination must be registered in Canada.

The 2016 Product Line of the Year Award is open to any Canadian jewellery manufacturer (that manufactures all or part of product line in Canada or overseas) that sells to Canadian jewellery retailers. This award recognizes new thinking in leading-edge product development which pushes the envelope in terms of trends, aesthetic sensibility, pricing, increased sales and is backed by innovative marketing techniques and customer services. All product lines must be manufactured in Canada. Companies submitting a nomination must be registered in Canada.

The 2016 Watch Brand of the Year Award is open to any watch brand currently selling in Canada. This award pays tribute to watch design innovation and originality along with attention to cutting-edge marketing techniques and customer service. Nominations can be made by a representative from the watch company or by a Canadian retailer. Companies submitting a nomination must be registered in Canada.

 

Entry Fee

There is a $60.00 entry fee per nomination.

Judging

Judging will take place in September 2016 by a prestigious panel of judges made up of Canadian jewellery retailers, designers, and members of Canadian Jeweller Magazine’s Editorial Board. The judging process is confidential and the judges’ decision is final.

Promotion

Winners will be published in an issue of Canadian Jeweller Magazine and agree to their name being used in press releases, magazine articles, social media initiatives and on the Canadian Jeweller Magazine website. Once the results are formally announced, winners are free to self-promote their achievement.

Entry Checklist

Please ensure you provide the following information:
1. A completed submission form along with answers to the submission questions.
2. Photographs of the product line being nominated, if applicable.
3. Samples of advertising campaigns, brochures, etc.
4. Testimonials from at least two Canadian retailers.
5. Any additional materials that you feel would assist in the selection process.
6. Entry fee of $60.00 per nomination. Make cheque payable to Rive Gauche Media Inc.

Deadline:

September 5, 2015, 5:00p.m.

Please mail your marketing package and cheque (payable to Rive Gauche Media) to the following address:

Awards of Excellence
Canadian Jeweller Magazine
920 Yonge St, Suite 610
Toronto, ON M4W 2J2

 

 

 

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