2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards Invites You To Nominate Your Favorite Products, Services and Resources -- Call for Nominations Closes September 30th

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Nominations are now being sought for the 2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards, a one-of-a-kind, public event presented annually by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA). The sixth annual Awards will be celebrated over the weekend of January 29 – 30, 2011.

Nominations are now being sought for the 2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards, a one-of-a-kind, public event presented annually by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA). The sixth annual Awards will be celebrated over the weekend of January 29 – 30, 2011.

NAPO-LA continues to bring innovation to the industry this year as we honor those that stand out in the organizing industry: starting with a Red Carpet Cocktail Reception featuring a Gala Industry Exchange. A multitude of exhibitors will feature new products, services, books, closet systems and accessories and technology and office products, all designed to showcase the benefits of better personal productivity, time saving techniques and the advantages of living in a streamlined home and office environment – just what the organizing awards are all about. Next, get your 15 minutes of fame on the red carpet where various media outlets will be present to capture your finest words on film. Not-to-be-missed are the fabulous prizes being raffled off throughout the evening, and, of course, an exciting and memorable celebration of our industry during an elegant dinner and awards show.

Right now we are seeking your valuable insight to those companies that during this past year have stood out above the rest. Nominations are now open to the public in the first-phase of voting. You can nominate your favorite product, service and resource at http://www.organizingawards.com through Thursday, September 30, 2010. Don’t hesitate – nominate your favorites now and put the best of the best on the ballot to win a spotlight at our awards show in January!

Katherine Macey, NAPO-LA President said: "The Organizing Awards celebrate the best in the organizing industry, locally here in Los Angeles, nationally and internationally by highlighting smart organizing solutions that encourage people to be more productive at home and work. The 2011 Awards Committee now welcomes nominations from any business with a relevant product or service."

We have two exciting changes to our total of 24 awards categories this year. We invite you to nominate your choice in each category on our website at napola.org where category descriptions and rules are provided.

Best Services Provider to the Organizing Industry (NEW)
Most Educational National Television Show About Organizing (UPDATED)

Nomination Category List – Public:
1.    Best Organizing Product Retailer
2.    Best Closet Design Firm
3.    Best Garage Design Firm
4.    Best Services Provider to the Organizing Industry
5.    Best Office Organizing Product
6.    Best Home Organizing Product
7.    Most Helpful Organizing Technology
8.    The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Product
9.    The Green Award for Most Eco-Friendly Organizing Service
10.    Best Time Management Expert
11.    Philanthropy Award
12.    Best Show Incorporating Organizing on National Television
13.    Most Educational National Television Show About Organizing
14.    Best Organizing Book
15.    Best Publication Featuring Organizational Information
16.    Best Organizing Website or Blog
17.    Most Valuable Educational Resource
18.    Best Organizer as Coach or Mentor

Nomination Category List – NAPO-LA Chapter Members Only:
19.    Most Innovative Organizer
20.    Most Supportive or Organizer-Friendly Charity

Nomination Category List – NAPO-LA Board Members Only:
21.    The Special Recognition Award
22.    Volunteer of the Year Award
23.    Raising the Bar Award
24.    The Leading Edge Award

Nomination Deadline:
Category nominations will take place online at http://www.napola.org, http://www.organizingawards.com and http://www.losangelesorganizingawards.com through midnight, September 30, 2010. Nominations are open to the general public, NAPO-LA Chapter Members and NAPO National Members, in all categories and will be nominated in an open, public process. However, only NAPO-LA Chapter Members may vote for special categories, including “Most Innovative Organizer” and “Most Supportive or Organizer-Friendly Charity” as listed in the official rules.

Nominations Review and Selection of Finalists:
Upon close of the Call for Nominations, a special "Nominating Committee" will review all submissions in the period beginning October 1, 2010 and concluding October 25, 2010. At the conclusion of the submissions review, the Nominating Committee will name up to five (5) “finalists” in each respective category. Each of the named finalists will be placed on the Official 2011 Los Angeles Organizing Awards Ballot which will be open for final voting beginning October 25 and ending December 24, 2010. All nominees (and finalists) placed on the ballot must be approved by the Nomination Committee, the decisions of which are final, and entirely within NAPO-LA's discretion.

About the Organizing Awards:
The Los Angeles Organizing Awards, now in its sixth year, is presented annually to honor outstanding achievements and contributions to the organization and productivity profession, and to recognize professional organizers, organizing retailers, organizing products services & resources, charities, technology providers, authors and the media with exemplary contributions. The 2011 Celebrity Host and presenters will be announced shortly. Production support will be provided by The Dave Linden Group.

Sponsorships:
The Organizing Awards is a fundraising and public awareness event. Produced and presented by the National Association of Professional Organizers, Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA), a not-for-profit organization meeting IRS Tax Code 501(c)3 requirements. Sponsorship opportunities are available and will underwrite production costs. All proceeds from the Awards benefit NAPO-LA for its chapter educational programming. Benefits of sponsorship include mention in all press releases and prominent logo usage on all promotional materials, invitations and banners.

About NAPO-Los Angeles:
NAPO Los Angeles is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to developing, leading and promoting professional organizers and the benefits of better home and business organization. The Founding Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, "The Organizing Authority®," NAPO-LA has provided members with a forum for networking, professional development and raising public awareness since 1985. The chapter has produced the Los Angeles Organizing Expo as well as the Los Angeles Organizing Awards, and this year’s Red Carpet Reception will feature a Gala Industry Exchange. NAPO-LA is the recipient of the 2008 NAPO National President's Award for innovative contributions to the organizing industry. For details visit http://www.napola.org or http://www.organizingawards.com.

Contact:
Heather Furlong, Director of Marketing
NAPO-Los Angeles
10573 West Pico Boulevard, #134
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: (805) 577-8267
Website: http://www.napola.org
Email: marketing(at)napola(dot)org

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