The innovation must show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control. The innovation can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design, equipment, testing, monitoring, modeling/risk assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment—anything that directly relates to corrosion prevention and mitigation.
Anyone worldwide who is involved with corrosion control, including individuals, companies, organizations, and governments, can submit a nomination.
Yes. However, innovations that have previously received an MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award cannot be nominated again.
No. There is no cost associated with your entry.
The nomination form asks for a full description of the innovation, which should include:
The summary description should be 300 words or less including one photo, and the full description should be limited to no more than 10 pages.
Participants can select a category on the form they feel best fits the innovation: coating and linings, cathodic protection, materials, design, chemical treatment, instrumentation, testing, modeling/risk assessment, or “other.”
To be eligible for consideration, the innovation must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Those entries that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be disqualified. Nominations submitted after the deadline date may not be accepted.
The nominations will be posted for viewing on the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards nominations page. Prior to posting, all nomination forms will be vetted to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. As soon as they are vetted, the nomination forms will be posted.
The nominations will be rated by a panel of leading corrosion experts. Each innovation will be rated using a numerical scoring system. The highest-rated innovations will receive the awards.
Each innovation selected for an award will be presented with one trophy at an award presentation during NACE International’s CORROSION 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, April 18-22, 2021. (Award recipients will have the option to purchase additional trophies.)
Additionally, all top innovations will be highlighted in Materials Performance magazine.
For more information about the award program, please contact MP Staff Writer Ben DuBose at MPInnovationAwards@nace.org.
MP reserves the right to disqualify any nomination that is frivolous, not feasible, incomplete, illegible, or fails to meet all the nomination submission process requirements, and is under no obligation to publish or exhibit any entry. The judging panel’s decisions are final.
In consideration of MP agreeing to consider their nomination, each participant grants MP and NACE International a royalty-free license to copy, edit, display, publish, and make available their nomination description and photos in any format in connection with the awards or promotion of the awards.
By submitting a nomination, participants confirm that they have the right to nominate, that they have obtained all necessary consents, permissions, and authorizations, and that the entry does not infringe on any third-party rights.
MP assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers, software, Internet service providers, or e-mail systems; failure of any entry to be received due to technical problems or incomplete, late, lost, damaged, illegible, or misdirected electronic communications; or any combination thereof.
MP further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to any person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the award program or downloading any nomination materials.
The award recipients will be contacted by email in early 2021. The award recipients will be publicly announced at the NACE CORROSION 2021 Conference and Exhibition. All top innovations will also be announced and recognized in MP magazine. MP is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by award program participants or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the award program.
MP accepts no responsibility for any participants’ costs associated with submitting entries, attending the awards ceremony, or shipping/transporting trophies after they have been presented to the recipients.