The Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation
In recent years entries have tended to focus mainly on formulation formats but remember; innovation in our industry can encompass all aspects from the latest formulation formats to new test methods, innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond. So, get those creative juices flowing!
Voting takes the form of a token to be placed in your chosen finalist’s display in the award zone in the exhibition hall. At the end of the first day the votes will be counted and the award presented at the SCS Annual Dinner.
The Innovation encompasses all aspects of the industry from the latest formulation to new test methods, an innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.
The entries will be judged on a range of aspects covering ‘Does the product live up to the innovation claimed’ – such as the science and the novelty, ‘The Impact of the Innovation’- could this deliver a step-change for the industry? and ‘Is the Innovation clear to the consumer?’ – would the person on the street understand and appreciate it?
The Laura Marshall Memorial Award was created in honour of our dear departed friend and colleague, who gave a lot of her time and experience to SCS Formulate and chaired the Scientific Programme Committee before she unexpectedly passed away in 2014.
The SCS decided to honour Laura’s contribution by creating a new award recognising innovation within the Personal Care and Cosmetic industry.
Shortlisted for 2023…
An independent panel of judges have been invited from all the many different areas of the industry, including Academia, Regulatory, The Society, Contract Manufacturing and the industry’s trade association. They will select 6 finalists which will be on display at SCS Formulate where the final decision will be made by the visitors to the exhibition who will each have the opportunity to cast one vote. Finalists will be assisted to create a show-board to promote and explain their innovation at the exhibition and we encourage finalists to promote their innovation.
London College of Fashion
President of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists UK & Ireland
The Society of Cosmetics Scientists
Personal Care Regulatory
Potter & Moore
The Laura Marshall Award competition takes place at SCS Formulate each year. The judging process takes place at the SCS Offices in Luton where all the entries are listed with unique identification codes and all references to company/trade names are made anonymous. The SCS Office collate the judging results and announce the 6 finalists.
The entries are judged on a range of aspects covering ‘Does the product live up to the innovation claimed’ – such as the science and the novelty, ‘The Impact of the Innovation’– could this deliver a step-change for the industry? and ‘Is the Innovation clear to the consumer?’ – would the person on the street understand and appreciate it?
The competition judges; current members of the SCS Scientific Committee and members of SCS Council are not permitted to be involved in the administration of the award.