Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association are seeking nominations for the Excellence and Innovation Awards program, now in its ninth year.
These awards are designed to recognize DC plan executives and their employers for well-executed, creative and unusual projects that help ensure participants have an adequate income at retirement. Entries are judged on innovation as well as excellence in execution.
For entrants, there's an important change to note in submitting a nomination this year: A panel of industry experts will work alongside P&I editorial employees to determine whether entries should compete in either the innovation or the excellence categories. In past programs, entrants self-selected categories in which to compete.
Entries for the 2020 awards are due May 29. P&I and DCIIA are looking for programs implemented on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
Winners will be announced at P&I's West Coast Defined Contribution Conference, to be held Oct. 25-27 in San Diego.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations also will be accepted from colleagues and people outside the organization familiar with the work being done. There is no fee to enter.
Visit pionline.com/innovationawards 2019 to review the groundbreaking efforts of last year's winners.