Awards Nominations

Saluting Our Very Best

Personality and innovation power our industry, and the TGA Awards call out the exemplary people and companies that are doing things right. Help us spotlight the best among us by nominating the most innovative new products, the sharpest people and companies leading the way with community giving and good works. Winners will be announced at the TGA Awards Ceremony April 6, at 5:30 p.m.

The TGA Award

The TGA Award recognizes an individual who is not only professionally accomplished, but who has advanced the cause of the Travel Goods Association and the industry at large with distinction. Nominate your hero and help us give kudos to a brilliant industry leader. Nomination deadline: February 1, 2017

Community Service Award

Generosity may be its own reward, but that doesn’t mean it should go unrecognized. We’re blessed to be in an industry that values altruism with people and companies that follow through on their good talk with good deeds. Please help us recognize a real hero, nominate an individual or company leading the way with their community-conscious actions. Nomination deadline: February 15, 2017

Product Innovation Awards

New is easy. But innovative requires a lot more creative thought and stellar execution. The Product Innovation Awards call out items that rewrite the boundaries in utility, design and problem-solving – the literal game-changers. Winners are selected from items displayed in the New Products Pavilion. Participation deadline: March 15, 2017

The Buzz Award

Gossip can be a good thing when it comes to a new product launch. The Buzz Award recognizes the most talked-about new item at The Show, as determined by popular vote among attending retailers and press. Ballots – and all eligible products – are in the New Products Pavilion, with the winner announced the last day of The Show.