The Peter Jowett Scholarship Award 2013
It’s on again – an opportunity for those in the convenience industry to shine on the local and global stage and to win a trip to NACS in Atlanta.
What is the Peter Jowett Industry Award?
The Peter Jowett Scholarship Award is a unique opportunity for AACS members to challenge others in Australia and internationally in thinking about our industry.
Employees from Retailer and Supplier member companies are invited to select candidates between 21 and 36 years of age for this year’s competition (candidates must be no older than 36 years of age on 31st of May 2013) .
Participants are to submit a written paper of no more than 4000 words, OR a PowerPoint presentation of 10 slides on the topic by representatives of all participating convenience industry associations. A one page / slide executive summary and a biography are also required.
Local judges will assess all submissions and select 3 supplier member winners and 3 retailer member winners. These finalists will then present their responses on the day of the annual AACS Gala Dinner and Awards night, planned for Wednesday 28th August in Canberra – venue details etc TBA. The presentations are to be in PowerPoint format with a presentation time limit of 12 minutes.
The audience of members present will vote on the presentations and select the best supplier and best retailer presentation. Winners will then travel to Atlanta to take on international finalists in October 2013 for the international award. In 2012 Australia won both Awards.
Some members, in the past, have run an internal competition for their staff as a way of selecting their candidates. This is an excellent development program for people working in the convenience channel.
The Topic for 2013
“Convenience retailing is facing a number of challenges that impact profitability. What do you believe is the primary challenge the industry faces and how would you recommend tackling the issue? Please use data and information available from other countries in your analysis.”
Presentations are to be emailed to Jeff Rogut, Executive Director, AACS at firstname.lastname@example.org to be received no later than Friday 24th May 2013. If you do intend to participating, please advise Jeff at email@example.com by Friday 13th April 2013.
By registering you acknowledge that, should you win the Peter Jowett Scholarship Award Finals (Presentation), your employer will release you from work obligations to travel to Atlanta in October 2013.
Open to participants employed by AACS members. Participants may not have previously received an AACS Scholarship award/Peter Jowett Scholarship Award. Entrants must be between the ages of 21 and 36 years as at 31st May 2013.
There are two Categories of Award. One award will be given in recognition of an outstanding presentation by a Retailer within the channel and another award will recognise an outstanding presentation by a Supplier within our channel of trade.
Things to know
- Financial AACS Members may nominate two entrants to participate in the Peter Jowett Scholarship Award for 2013. AACS Premier ‘Club 21’ Members can nominate 3 entrants.
- Finalists will be required to deliver a 12-minute oral presentation at the AACS Gala Dinner and Awards day in Canberra.
- The finalists may use visual aids in this presentation.
- The Awards for both Retailer and Supplier will be made at the Gala and Awards Dinner.
- Finalists will attend the NACS Convention in Atlanta – expenses paid by AACS [economy travel and accommodation subject to certain exclusions].
- AACS Members who attend the final presentations will vote with one vote per Member company. These votes will determine the Retailer and Supplier Award Winners.
The criteria for selection at the Final will be:
We look forward to welcoming our 2013 entrants.
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