2017 Nomination Period Now Closed:
Click here to see the 2017 Georgia Automotive Award Winners
Georgia is a premier destination for automotive manufacturers and the technology companies that are developing the transportation system of the future. The industry contributes a whopping $2.3 billion to the State’s economy. The Georgia Automotive Awards were developed to elevate the industry’s profile, recognize individual companies for their contributions, and celebrate the industry’s collective accomplishments.
During the summer of each year, nominations are submitted through this website. The nominees are evaluated through a structured process by a diverse committee of experienced stakeholders in the industry. Winners are announced in early fall. Anyone may nominate a company, and it is perfectly acceptable for a company to nominate itself for an award.
Awards are granted in each of the five categories listed below. A nomination for an individual company must be limited to a single category each year. If multiple parties nominate the same company in a given year, all nominations will be considered. If those nominations are in different award categories, the committee will determine which category makes the company’s strongest case for winning an award that year. A company is eligible to win more than one award over the years.
1. Automotive Innovation Award
The Automotive Innovation Award will be conferred to the company that clearly demonstrates a commitment to excellence and innovation in their approach to solving a problem, preferably one that impacts the entire automotive industry.
The innovation can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including a new product design, a new innovation process, a measurable process improvement, a novel partnership initiative, or an innovative workforce-related program. The innovation must have been made at the organization’s Georgia location. Nominees will be evaluated on the extent to which:
2. Automotive Supplier of the Year Award
The winning company for the Automotive Supplier of the Year Award will be a supplier to an automotive OEM, at any tier, that demonstrates strong growth and projections. Nominees will be evaluated on the extent to which:
3. Community Impact Award
The winning company for the Community Impact Award will strongly demonstrate a high level of corporate citizenship in and around the local community and/or within the state of Georgia. Nominees will be evaluated on the following:
4. Georgia Automotive Company of the Year (composite of all factors)
The winning company for the Georgia Automotive Company of the Year Award will exemplify all relevant factors as outlined in the other awards, and will demonstrate overall industry leadership within the state. Nominees will be evaluated on the following:
5. Georgia Automotive Leader of the Year
A leader in the Georgia automotive industry who has devoted considerable time and effort to advancing Georgia’s automotive industry. Nominees will be evaluated on the following: