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STC Innovator Award
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The STC Innovator Award recognizes an STC member company that has shown outstanding industry leadership through cutting-edge developments of products or processes that advance the synthetic turf industry to a new level of excellence.


Any STC member company in good standing may nominate themselves for the STC Innovator Award. 

  • Self-Nomination: Yes
  • Who Judges Award: STC panel
  • Who is Eligible: Any STC member company in good standing
  • Fee to Apply: $50

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any STC member company in good standing is eligible.
  • Any STC member company in good standing with at least one year of membership is eligible.
  • The innovation being submitted must have been introduced to the industry within the previous calendar year.
  • Innovation categories include synthetic turf, infill, and installation/design.

Judging Criteria

(Each criterion is worth 25 points, for a maximum score of 100 points.)

  • An explanation of the primary purpose of the innovation
  • A description of how the industry approached this need prior to the innovation, and what makes this product or process different or better  
  • A list of patents, certifications, press coverage, or other external recognition or acknowledgement of the innovation 
  • Evidence showing the impact of the innovation and how it will advance the industry as a whole (completed projects, customer testimonials, etc.)

Required Documents

  • Online application

Past Winners

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