The Society of Plastics Engineers is seekings entries for its 2008 Product Design Awards contest, which will be judged and awarded at Antec 2008 in Milwaukee, and on display at the Plastics Encounter trade show (which is sponsored by Plastics News). Two Glenn L. Beall Awards will recognize innovation in the design of plastics parts: one for consumer products, and one for industrial products. These awards honor Glenn Beall, a well-known individual in the plastic product design community, who, in 1968, founded Glenn Beall Engineering Inc., a plastic product design and development business, followed by Glenn Beall Plastics Ltd. in 1993. The awards will be presented at the “SPE Celebrates” banquet on Sunday, May 4, 2008. The award consists of a $2,500 honorarium and a plaque. “SPE has consistently recognized excellence in the plastics industry by rewarding the efforts of individuals who have made outstanding contributions in plastics,” explains Gail Bristol, SPE's Managing Director, Foundation and Awards. “Participants in this awards competition will receive recognition for the impact they are making in plastics design by having their parts on display at Plastics Encounter @ ANTEC 2008.” Parts in the contest must have been first offered commercially no earlier than Jan. 1, 2006. Judging is based on their optimum utilization of plastics, creativity and originality, value to the end user, and their impact on the plastics industry. Forms must be submitted by Feb. 15. Applications are available at www.4spe.org/awards.
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