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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 the entire coffee industry.

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.

The deadline for 2024 nominations is December 8, 2023.

Award
The National Coffee Association Luminary Award
The National Coffee Association Distinguished Leadership Award
2024 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

Current or prior member

Nominee must have worked for an NCA member company during the year in which they are nominated.
Self-nomination allowed?
No
No
No
Nomination

A minimum of four (4) nominations is required, but a maximum of six (6) nominations can be submitted.

   Required Nominations:

  • One (1) Lead Nomination from an NCA member in good standing.
  • Two (2) Supporting Nominations from NCA members in good standing.
  • One (1) Supporting Nomination from either an NCA member in good standing or a non-member.

Additional Supporting Nominations (Not Required)

  • There may be up to two (2) additional Supporting Nominations from NCA members in good standing or non-members.

A minimum of four (4) nominations is required, but a maximum of five (5) nominations can be submitted, by NCA members in good standing.

Required Nominations:

  • One (1) Lead Nomination.
  • Three (3) Supporting Nominations

Additional Supporting Nominations (Not Required)

  • There may be one (1) additional Supporting Nomination submitted.

A minimum of one (1) nomination by an NCA member in good standing is required, but a maximum of five (5) nominations by NCA members in good standing can be submitted.

Required Nominations:

  • One (1) Lead Nomination

Additional Supporting Nominations (Not Required)

  • Up to Four (4) Supporting Nominations
Language
Lead Nomination letters, Supporting Nomination letters, and supportive materials must be in English.
Nominations and any supporting materials must be in English.
Nominations and any supporting materials must be in English.
Submission deadline
December 8, 2023
December 8, 2023
December 8, 2023
Full award details


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

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Special Thanks to
Eight O'Clock Coffee Company

 

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Sponsor of the 2024 NCA Individual Recognition Awards