The Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation

We are excited to announce the Laura Marshall Award for Innovation 2019.  As an exhibitor at SCS Formulate 2019 you are eligible to take part in this competition.

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!

All exhibitors are invited to submit one entry per stand.  The deadline for submissions is end of July 2019.

Voting

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.

Judging

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?

You will need to provide the SCS with concise anonymized information describing your innovation plus 6 identical samples if appropriate. The SCS will be providing a unique code sticker so that all entries are anonymous to the judges.

An independent panel of judges including an end consumer, academic, industry body, product developer and the SCS President 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.

Innovation

The Innovation encompasses all aspects of the industry from the latest formulation to new test methods, an innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.

Submit Your Entry Here:

You will need to provide the SCS with concise anonymized information describing your innovation plus 6 identical samples if appropriate. The SCS will be providing a unique code sticker so that all entries are anonymous to the judges.

Please send your samples to:
Society of Cosmetic Scientists
Suite 109, Christchurch House, 40 Upper George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2RS

The 2019 Finalists will be Announced in September 2019
The 2018 Finalists: