Awards of Excellence
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Established in 1962, IMA's Awards of Excellence program is an annual program open to all companies demonstrating outstanding examples of magnesium's use. Nominations are judged by a panel system of peer reviewers.

Receive international and industry-wide recognition for your accomplishments. The IMA Awards of Excellence are a wonderful opportunity for participants in the magnesium industry to showcase outstanding magnesium products and innovative manufacturing technologies. A popular tradition now in its 49th consecutive year, the annual program is open to all companies demonstrating outstanding examples of magnesium's use. Nominations are judged by a peer review panel of international experts. Winners are recognized worldwide and receive considerable publicity through IMA and the metals industry.

How to Submit Your Entry

2016 Call for Entries is Closed. 2017 Call for Entries will open soon.

Who Can Enter

Nominations can be made by your own company, a customer, or anyone else whether or not they are an IMA member. Include detailed descriptions addressing the criteria outlined above along with photographs.

Award Categories


  1. Cast Products
    • Automotive cast products
    • Commercial (non-automotive) cast product
  2. Wrought Products

These two categories will recognize unique, novel, and creative design and development. The design and engineering of entries in this category must demonstrate a significant advance over current practice.

Winning entries in this category recognize innovation in manufacturing or processing technology leading to higher quality and reduced costs.

Entries may include but are not limited to:

  • Primary Production
  • Conversion in Manufacturing
  • Improvements in Manufacturing Techniques Leading to Higher Quality and Reduced Costs
  • Innovations in Management Systems in Manufacturing

This category recognizes significant advances resulting in a large volume potential for magnesium. The IMA awards demonstrate a high standard of excellence. In some cases, the products, processes, and technology must be in commercial practice and be successful. Entries in this category must represent a significant advance over past practice.

Tips on Preparing an Effective Entry

Be sure your entry is well-prepared and includes important details including photos, drawings, sales literature, and any other supporting material that may be relevant, and can be submitted electronically. Photos and drawings will be duplicated (digital materials preferred). Legibility is very important. Be sure the entry information is thorough. Lack of information can penalize entries. Use additional pages along with the entry form when describing your entry. Highlight the unique features of your entry with respect to the judging criteria noted. Make sure to choose only one category.

Enhanced Recognition by IMA

All submitted entries will be displayed during the World Magnesium Conference. Winning entries will be recognized during the conference. Winners will receive plaques and have their entry prominently displayed during the entire IMA Conference. The IMA Awards of Excellence winners are recognized worldwide as outstanding examples of magnesium's use and receive extensive publicity within the IMA and the metals industry. Winning entries will be displayed on the IMA website for one year.

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