Innovation Awards


The NAUMD's Innovation Awards maintains the tradition of recognizing excellence within the industry. The awards are judged on these four (4) criteria:

  1. The benefit to the wearer

  2. Application of a new technology

  3. Overall creativity shown by the innovation

  4. Quality of the research process that produced the innovation 

Submissions for the 2018 awards must be received by February 16. Finalists will be announced in early March. The winners are revealed at the convention during the Awards Dinner on March 27th.  

The Innovation Award categories are:

  1. Best Fabric Innovation

  2. Best Footwear Innovation

  3. Best Badge or Emblem Design

  4. Best Garment Innovation – Comfort

  5. Best Garment Innovation – Function

  6. Best Public Safety Product Innovation