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Eligibility

The MVP Awards program is intended for workers who typically may not be publicly acknowledged for their efforts or eligible to participate in any type of recognition or incentive programs within their companies.

Following are the levels and job titles for eligible workers employed by an NRCA member or nonmember roofing contracting, distributor or supplier firm.

Roofing contracting firms—any field roofing worker, foreman or superintendent. The number of nominations per firm must not exceed three per company branch.

Distributor and supplier firms—warehouse employee, warehouse foreman, driver or equipment operator. The number of nominations must not exceed five per national firm.

Self-nominations are not permitted; rather, each participating firm or his or her designee is responsible for preparing and submitting the entry form(s) and including supporting information—a minimum of 100 words. Input from employees is strongly encouraged.

Criteria by which nominees will be evaluated

Nominees will be evaluated based on significant contributions in the following categories. (Nominees can be nominated for more than one category; each category will be judged separately.)
  • Outstanding on-the-job performance: A nominee must demonstrate a strong work ethic and outstanding workmanship in his or her area of responsibility and contribute creative ideas for problem solving.
  • On-the-job safety performance: A nominee must have an outstanding safety record and/or contribute to the improved safety of the work crew.
  • Contributions to a team effort: A nominee should demonstrate support for co-workers and helping others learn. He or she should demonstrate leadership, be respected by his or her peers, and show initiative and resourcefulness in attracting new roofing workers and helping retain existing ones.
  • Community service and volunteerism: A nominee should be actively committed to participating in programs that have a positive effect on a segment of his or her community and/or the general public.
  • Other noteworthy contributions and activities: These activities should reflect positively on an individual personally and/or as an employee in the roofing industry (Examples include coaching, serving in the armed forces, etc.).
Entry preparation

Entries should be submitted as follows:
  1. Complete the official entry form with the name and job title of the nominated employee. Be sure to check the award category(ies) in which the candidate is being entered, and provide company name, address and other contact information as requested.
  2. For each award category in which a nominee is being entered, provide a detailed description (minimum of 100 words) of the specific attributes, activities and other factors that make the individual noteworthy or unique. Please provide adequate detail so judges have a basis of comparison with other entries. Note: Entries submitted without supporting information will not be considered—judges need detailed information to properly evaluate the entries. Handwritten entries are discouraged.
  3. To assist you with the nomination process, sample applications are available at by clicking here.
  4. Include applicable information and material that may help strengthen the nominee's credentials as a potential award winner, such as customer and supervisor comments. Remember, the only information the judges will have on which to base their decisions is the informa-tion presented with the entry.
  5. Package entries carefully and be sure to mail them with adequate postage. The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any submissions.
The 2016-17 program is closed. Details for the 2017-18 program will be available in September 2017.

Judges

Judges are recognized professionals within the roofing industry and include a representative mix of contractors, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers. The only information the judges will have available on which to base their decisions is the information submitted with each entry.

How the judging works:
  1. Entries are reviewed at Alliance headquarters to confirm eligibility.
  2. Each eligible entry is individually evaluated by the judges.
  3. The highest-ranking entries in each category will be re-evaluated to determine the winner.
  4. Judges' decisions are final, and evaluations of specific entries will remain confidential.
Recognizing the winners and their companies

MVP winners receive:
  • Two complimentary airfares and two nights' hotel accommodations during NRCA's 131st Annual Convention, Feb. 4-8, 2018, in New Orleans
  • One complimentary conference registration and exhibit hall pass to the 2018 International Roofing Expo®
  • Two complimentary tickets to the NRCA Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, Feb. 7, 2018, where winners and their companies will be formally honored; all other convention-related expenses will be the responsibility of each award winner
  • A $100 American Express gift card
  • Recognition in Professional Roofing magazine, NRCA's For Members Only newsletter and on The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' website, www.roofingindustryalliance.net
  • Recognition in press releases sent to local and national media and industry trade press
Finalists not selected as award winners will receive certificates of merit.

Questions regarding the MVP Awards Program can be addressed to Bennett Judson, the Alliance's executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or bjudson@roofingindustryalliance.net.





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