WEAR Awards 2017

WEAR Awards 2017

The WEAR Awards will take place on March 4, 2017 at the WEAR Conference at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The deadline for nominations was December 12, 2016. The MommyCon committee will select a minimum of four nominees from this initial nomination period to be considered for each award category. A public voting period will run from January 1, 2017 – January 10, 2017.

Award Categories:

  • The Bright Horizon Award in the educator category is for someone you see as a shining star in this industry. This person is new to the industry and has been serving as an educator for less than 24 months. Past nominees are eligible to win, but past winners cannot win again.
  • The Babywearing Group of the Year award goes out to the group that is doing the most good for their community. The group must consist of at least five members, host meetings on a regular basis and is dedicated to sharing babywearing within their community. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Educator of the Year award goes out to an individual who continuously leads by example. This person is someone who is dedicated to spreading babywearing education throughout their community through providing thoughtful leadership, exemplary education practices and is invested in helping this emerging industry grow. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Community Appreciation Award in the retailer category is specifically for retailers who are making a difference in their community. Has a retailer in your area gone above and beyond to provide babywearing education? This award is for them. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Community Appreciation Award in the manufacturer category is specifically for manufacturers who are making a difference in the world of babywearing education. Has a manufacturer gone above and beyond when it comes to providing carrier donations, babywearing education or resources? This award is for them. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Best New Arrival (carrier) should have been released between December 2015 and December 2016.  This carrier should show creativity in design, comfort and be available for sale within the United States. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners cannot win again.
  • The Babywearing Non-Profit of the Year Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by a non-profit organization in the babywearing sector. This organization should be focused on promoting babywearing education and/or carriers to those in need. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Art of Babywearing Award will be awarded to an artist, manufacturer or educator who strives to make the world of babywearing a more beautiful place. This award may be awarded to someone who works in any creative medium. Past nominees are eligible to win, and past winners can win again.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to someone who has dedicated their life to educating and inspiring those around them. Past nominees are eligible to win, but past winners cannot win again.

 

 

Voting for the 2017 WEAR awards is now closed. Thank you for taking the time to honor the nominees with your vote.

Contact

WEAR will take place at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center