To encourage innovation in the chimney and venting industry, The Chimney Sweep News is sponsoring the eighth annual Pete Luter Innovation Awards (formerly known as "Inventice Awards"). Recipients will be announced at the National Chimney Sweep Guild convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Entries are invited for the best newly available products for professional chimney service specialists to use in their businesses or to sell to customers.
Requirements for entry are:
The product must be available in the marketplace, not a proto type or idea.
The product must be new to the marketplace, introduced since the 2013 National Chimney Sweep Guild trade show in Branson, Mo.
The product must be on display at the 2014 National Chimney Swecep Guild trade show, March 20-21, 2014 in Columbus,OH.
Entries must be submitted by March 7. Entry fee of $200.
Entries will be judged by an independent panel of experienced chimney professionals based on their utility and degree of innovation. Awards will be presented following the first session of the trade show.
"In the past seven years, The Pete Luter Innovation Awards program has showcased some innovative products that quickly became dominant in their categories,' said Jim Gillam.Chimney Sweep News’ editor.
ChimneySaver's Paint 'n' Peel Fireplace Cleaner and Your Fireplace Store from Fireside Distributors captured top honors last year. "TheAwards ceremony has become a highlight of the annual NCSG trade show,” added Gillam. "We encourage all inventive manufacturers and suppliers to enter!"
For more information please contact Jim Gillam at the Chimney Sweep News, by phone 541-882-5196,or e-mail ChimneySweepNews@ aol.com.