SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala
43rd SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program
Date of Awards Gala: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Location: Burton Manor, Livonia (Detroit), Michigan -- Click for Map
2011-2013 SPE Automotive Innovation Award Program Chair:
Jeff Helms, Ticona Engineering Polymers
Registration & Tickets:
Dawn Stephens, SPE Automotive Division
SPEís Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle module and why it merits the claim as Yearís Most Innovative Use of Plastics. Applications must be on a commercially available vehicle by November 1st of the year in which a nomination is submitted. Competition categories include:
The competitionís most coveted prize - the Grand Award - is chosen from winners in the other categories.
- Body Exterior
- Body Interior
- Hall of Fame
- Performance & Customization (Automotive Aftermarket)
- Process / Assembly / Enabling Technologies
This annual event typically draws 700 - 800 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, consultants, and media.
Funds raised from the event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help to secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.
- 4:30 pm - VIP Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Ticona Engineering Polymers
- 5:00 pm - Main Exhibit Opens - See this year's Part Nominations, plus New, Antique, & Specialty Vehicles
- 6:30 pm - Seating in Main Auditorium - Dinner is Served
- 7:00 pm - Automotive Innovation Awards Ceremonies Begin
- 9:00 pm - Awards Program Ends, Afterglow - sponsored by Ticona - Opens for Everyone
- 11:00 pm - Conclusion of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
Fliers & Forms
Benefits of Participation Flier Click to Download.
Call for Executive Nominations Flier Click to Download.
Executive Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.)
Call for Part Nominations Flier Click to Download.
Part Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.)
Part Competition Rules Click to Download.
Or See our FAQs About Submitting Nominations Click HERE.
Call for Vehicle Engineering Team Award (VETA) Nominations Flier Click to Download.
VETA Nominations Form Click to Download. (Right Click to Save from Screen to Computer.)
Program Guide Advertising Specifications Click to Download.
2013 Tickets & Table Reservations Form Click to Download.
2013 Corporate Sponsorship Form Click to Download.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are having problems checking boxes in the Nomination Form Excel spreadsheets, please review your security settings and make sure you enable macros.
ADDRESS TO SHIP PARTS: Please note that all parts nominated for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Nominations should be shipped to the following address:
Ticona Engineering Polymers [HOLD FOR SPE]
2600 North Opdyke Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1940
Press Releases on 2013 Competition & Gala
SPE Announces Date, Location, Theme for 43rd Automotive Innovation Awards Gala
2012 SPE Automotive Innovation Winners by Category
Thanks to all who supported our 42nd-annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala.
2012 INNOVATION AWARDS MODULE POSTED: All nominations accepted for the 2012 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition are now available on the Awards Module page, along with modules from the 1999-2011 parts competitions. Access the files by clicking HERE.
Category and Grand Award winners are listed below, and details about all nominations accepted into this year's competition can be viewed on our 2012 Awards Module page HERE
Or, download an electronic copy of our program guide with ribbons indicating finalists and winners in each of the competition's categories for 2012 HERE .
All part and event photos from the 2012 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala are now posted on our Flickr page HERE and are available for review & downloading. Not familiar with FLICKR? Click HERE to view some instructions.
Winner in the BODY INTERIOR Category was also GRAND AWARD WINNER for 2012.
LINK to Past Winners of the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition
LINK to Media Center to Read Press Releases on Previous Years' Events