2018 Best Dressed Public Safety Competition


  • Complete the Best Dressed Public Safety entry form on the NAUMD website.
  • Answer all questions asked on the form.
  • Upload photos or drawings of your program which include both individual and group photos of the Uniform Program. A maximum of 7 photos may be submitted.
  • Only uniform programs worn within the North America are eligible to be entered.
  • The uniform must be currently worn be the organization.  If the uniform is being rolled out over time, the rollout must have begun by October 31, 2017.
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2017.
  • The North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) must receive all entries no later than February 16, 2018. Entries will be judged and the winners notified by email and by phone for a follow-up questionnaire.
  • The NAUMD retains the right to use all photographs in publicity and future promotion materials.
  • There is a $75.00 entry fee per submission.
  • FINALISTS will be named by early March, 2018, and winners will be honored at the convention's awards dinner on March 27, 2018. A representative must be present to receive the award. 

Judging Criteria

The Public Safety Best Dressed Awards are judged on a 100 point system.  Each category will have a point maximum.  All submissions will be electronically submitted.  The submission consists of up to seven photographs of the uniform program and answers to a series of questions.  This is the only information that may be used in judging each submission.  Judges will score submissions in four categories.

  1. Overall Appearance: Using the photographs provided to compare the appearance of uniform programs within a category.  Weight will be given to submissions that show multiple uniforms worn by different job functions within a department.    Maximum Value 50 Points
  2. Technology/Innovation: How does the uniform program incorporate new technologies or innovations in it's design to make the uniform more functional or comfortable? Maximum Value 25 Points.
  3. Problems solved or improvements made for the department : Does this uniform program solve any problems or create improvements for the wearer of the uniform?  Maximum Value 20 Points
  4. Maintain appearance standards: Does the department have a process in place to ensure the uniform is worn properly and appearance maintained?  Maximum Value 5 points.