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NCA Member Awards

NCA Individual Recognition Awards 

Nominate a member of the NCA community who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, expertise, and integrity in support of the Association's mission and entire coffee industry.

Applications are now open for 2021! Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work in the coffee community? See the Award chart below for award descriptions, nomination criteria, and submission requirements. 

Nomination deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021

 

Award
The National Coffee Association Luminary Award
The National Coffee Association Distinguished Leadership Award
2021 National Coffee Association Volunteer of the Year Award
Category
Innovator/Game Changer
Leadership
Volunteer
Award Description
The NCA’s highest recognition for an individual whose extraordinary and groundbreaking contribution(s) has been a driving force of positive change and has had a significant, profound, and lasting impact on the coffee community.
The recipient of this special honor has demonstrated exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to the NCA and the coffee industry by promoting and advancing NCA’s mission; contributing to the advancement of the coffee industry; and going above and beyond of what one may usually undertake.
This Award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who stands out for his/her overall leadership and contributions during the past year.
Level of Contribution
Recognition can be for a single contribution.
The award is for continuous and sustained leadership, service, and contribution, rather than for a single act, no matter how monumental.
Recognition can be for a single contribution.
Time period of contribution
Open-ended
Open-ended
Past Year
NCA Membership Required for Nominee?

No

 

 Yes

 

Nominee must have worked for an NCA member company during the year in which they are nominated.
Self-nomination allowed?
No
No
No
Nomination
The Nomination must be made by an NCA member in good standing and include a minimum of three (3) but a maximum of five (5) additional corroborating letters of recommendations. Corroborating letters can be from non-members.
The Nomination must be made by an NCA member in good standing and include three (3) additional corroborating letters of recommendations from NCA Members.
The letter of nomination must be made by NCA members in good standing. Letter of nomination may include additional corroborating letters of recommendations from individuals who are employed by an NCA member company and supporting material.
Language
Nomination letter, corroborating letters, and supporting materials must be in English.
Nomination letter, corroborating letters, and supporting materials must be in English.
Nomination letter, corroborating letters, and supporting materials must be in English.
Submission deadline
Friday, January 8, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Full award details

Questions: Contact Terri Bartlett, Director of  Member Relations at trbartlett@ncausa.org or at 646-924-4039

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Learn more about how to get involved with the NCA — opportunities are open to all employees of our NCA member organizations.

 

Past NCA Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year Award

Brandon JacksonThe NCA Volunteer of the Year award recognizes exceptional effort, dedication, and expertise from an NCA member volunteer working on behalf of the coffee industry.

2020
Brandon Jackson 
Brown Brothers Harriman

Learn more about the recipients and requirements of the NCA Volunteer of the Year Award.

Honorary Lifetime Member

Dub HayNCA Honorary Lifetime Membership, a now-retired award, was a tribute to individual volunteers who consistently go above and beyond in their contribution of time, knowledge, and resources to further the mission of the NCA and the coffee community worldwide. 

2020
dub hay

kona hills, llc.
fmr. nca ceo and chairman of the board

 

learn more about the nca honorary lifetime membership award.

lifetime achievement award

Alan Leviton NCA Lifetime Achievement Awardthe nca lifetime achievement award, now retired, honored long-term, innovative achievement and an individual’s lasting legacy on the coffee community.  

2017
Alan Levion, MD

Harvard Medical School, Professor of Neurology
Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of Neuroepidemiology
NCA Scientific Advisory Group Member 
 

Learn more about the NCA Lifetime Achievement Award.


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