For the rest of this month, BeverageDaily.com is seeking nominations from the sector for the second annual Personality of the Year Award.
A shortlist of nominees selected by the industry finalized on December 5 on BeverageDaily.com editors, then published.
Readers will then have until December 31 to vote for who they think deserves to be crowned the 2014 BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year.
The winner and runner-up will be revealed, then interviewed in the New Year by BeverageDaily.com. There's also a mystery prize for both these lucky entrants. Unfortunately, we've been unable to secure that private island in the Caribbean for a week, but let's just say it'll be more glamorous than fizzy pop, and more fun than fruit juice - if that's possible!
Calling all talent!
Perhaps you've published some groundbreaking research? Or put theory into practice and developed technology that opens new doors for the sector?
Maybe you've launched a brand or product that has surpassed all expectations?
Perhaps you've exceeded sales targets, entered new markets, or moved into previously uncharted product territory?
Maybe you've achieved something the industry deemed impossible?
Or maybe you have big plans for the future that has the whole sector excited?
How to apply
If you think you've had an exceptional year, let us know.
Similarly, if you're in awe of a colleague's achievements in the last year, nominate them.
All entries should be submitted by email to email@example.com with the subject line 'Personality of the Year 2014 Entry'. Please explain in no more than 100 words why you or a colleague deserve to be recognized.
Nominations will close on December 4.
And if you're working cross-category, you may also be interested in the respective 2014 Personality of the Year Awards launched this week by our sister sites, DairyReporter.com, ConfectioneryNews.com and BakeryandSnacks.com.