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Nominations Open for 2008 Natural Products Association Awards

Submissions will be accepted April 1 through May 15, 2007.

Each year at the Natural Products Association’s Natural MarketPlace trade show and convention, members and industry supporters gather to salute dedicated individuals who have contributed to the association and the natural products industry. Individuals and companies are honored in various areas of achievement including science, the environment, and the legislative arena.

The Natural Products Association is currently accepting nominations for its 2008 association awards. Members are encouraged to submit names for any of the awards, and are welcome to nominate themselves for any award for which they are qualified.

Nominators should review the criteria for the award, posted on the association’s web site, complete the universal submission form, and fax or mail it to the association with any background information requested.

Nominations are being accepted for:

  • Burton Kallman Scientific Award, for outstanding achievement in science with relevance to the natural products industry.
  • President's Award, recognizing long-time contributions to the industry.
  • Rachel Carson Environmental Award, for significant contributions to the environmental community.
  • Statesman/Stateswoman Award, for individuals outside the industry who have been an ally to the natural products industry in the political and legislative arenas.
  • Natural Products Association Industry Champion Award (formerly the Crusader Award), for notable contributions to the industry above and beyond commercial success.
  • Natural Products Association Clinician Award, recognizing a licensed healthcare practitioner whose work exemplifies the best standards and dedication to responsible holistic, non-invasive and integrative/complementary/alternative-medicine modalities.
  • Socially Responsible Retailer Award, presented to a retail store(s) within the industry demonstrating key aspects of social responsibility.

The nomination packet, containing the form, criteria, past winners, and judging information, is available online at, or through the mail or fax by calling (800) 966-6632, ext. 104 to request a packet. All nominations must be submitted through the form in the packet beginning April 1, 2007 to May 15, 2007.
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