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ICMAD's 2019 Indie Beauty Innovator Awards - Formerly CITY Awards

Date: 07/28/2019

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Formerly the ICMAD CITY Awards, the new Indie Beauty Innovators Awards represent one of the highest honors in the independent beauty industry; a gold-standard award for breakthrough beauty products.  Representing the best in cutting-edge products, beautiful design, and brilliant marketing, winning an Indie Beauty Innovators (IBI) Award launches finalists and winners to wider acclaim.

IBI Award entries are reviewed by a panel of industry judges that includes product development, branding, package design, marketing specialists, leading media, and social influencer experts.  IBI Award winners will be selected from among three finalists in each of 17 categories and awarded at the July 28, 2019 event in Las Vegas.

NOTE: Created in 1994 by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Association, and formerly known as the "CITY’s" (Cosmetic Innovator of The Year), the newly rebranded and renamed awards clearly spell out the DNA of the program and its intention to recognize the true innovators and innovation in the beauty industry.


ICMAD membership is NOT a requirement.  To be eligible for an IBI Award, the company must be in the beauty industry space.  The entry must be of a product or product line that is currently being sold and was launched to market between February 28, 2018 and March 1, 2019.  Deadline for all entries is May 30, 2019.


Only materials submitted according to the specified criteria will be judged.  ICMAD has full rights to use the submitted materials/photos for IBI Award related promotional materials.


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