Sassda calls for entries to 2018 Awards

The biennial Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards will once again take place in 2018. The theme for this year’s Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards is “Celebrating Innovation”.

These prestigious awards serve to recognise and applaud exceptional achievements within the stainless steel industry and aim to recognise and promote excellence, innovation and entrepreneurial development as well as profile world-class thinking and success at both a local and international level.

Finalists and winners will be selected from the entries by a panel of well respected judges and the winners will be announced at a Gala Awards banquet to be held on 25 October 2018 at The Indaba Hotel, Fourways in Johannesburg.

“The theme for this year, celebrating innovation, was chosen as it is innovation that will allow our industry to adapt and thrive as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution,” said Sassda Executive Director John Tarboton.

The awards are open to individuals and companies (locally and abroad) that are involved in the design, production, conversion, distribution and use or specification of stainless steel. Entrants do not need to be members of Sassda.

This year, the categories have been expanded to five main categories, with 17 subcategories for entrants to choose from. Entrants can enter into more than one category and can enter as many projects and products as they wish. Entry to the awards is free of charge.

The categories for the awards are Support Awards, Sector Awards, Product Awards, Business Awards and the Grand Prix Awards, which include the lifetime achievement award and the overall winner.

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