Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s can take time, especially after the busy Valentine’s Day season. That’s why SAF has extended the deadline for members to apply for two special professional recognition honors.
SAF recognizes excellence in the floral industry with a range of awards and professional designations, and March 9 is the deadline to apply for two of them: the American Academy of Floriculture and the Century Award.
- The American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) honors SAF members who have committed their time and energy to both the floral industry and their communities. The application requires community and industry service documentation and two recommendation letters from AAF members. Click here for the AAF application.
- The Century Award recognizes businesses and organizations that have served the floral industry for 100 years or more. The application requires documentation of the company’s history, awards received and previous owners. Click here for the Century Award application.
SAF will honor the recipients at its Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner during SAF Palm Springs 2018, the association’s 134th Annual Convention, Sept. 12-15, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California.
SAF’s Floral Management Marketer of the Year application deadline is June 1. Judges look for unique, innovative and successful marketing efforts undertaken in the last 5 years to increase sales, customer base and/or customer perception of a business, including but not limited to advertising, direct mail, public relations, merchandising and display and image enhancement. The entry form requires a narrative of the campaign’s successes and sample sets of promotional materials if any were used. Click here for the Marketer of the Year application. The 2018 Marketer of the Year will be revealed at the Marketing Breakfast during SAF Palm Springs 2018.
For information about SAF awards, contact SAF’s Jenester Corbin 703-838-5234; firstname.lastname@example.org.