Apparel All Star Award
Apparel Magazine established the All-Star Award (formerly the Bobbin Award) to recognize a faculty member each year who has made outstanding contributions through teaching/curriculum, research, or service. Recipients must demonstrate exemplary and innovative contributions in teaching/curricular development, research, or service activities in the textile and apparel field; have a record of distinguished contributions to the textile/apparel field over a period of time; can show evidence of the impact of these contributions, either directly or indirectly, to the textile and apparel industry; and has fostered a positive image of the textile and apparel industry to students and has encouraged students to consider employment in the industry. It will not be necessary for the nominator to provide supportive materials. Nominees will be contacted to provide further support materials. Winner agrees to be interviewed for an "Educator of the Year" feature in Apparel Magazine.
- Completed application form
- Nomination letter from an ITAA active or emeritus member addressing:
- How the member has demonstrated exemplary and innovative contributions in teaching/curricular development, research, or service activities in the textile and apparel field.
- Their record of distinguished contributions to the textile/apparel field over a period of time.
- How the member has fostered a positive image of the textile and apparel industry of students and has encouraged students to consider employment in the industry.
- Awardee must be registered for and attend the ITAA annual meeting to receive the award.
Compile files into one folder. Name the folder, “AllStar-Nominee’s Name”. Compress folder into a zip file and be prepared to upload the zip file during the online submission process. Deadline for submissions is April 1. Online submission site opens March 1. Follow guidelines given in "Preparing Faculty Award Applications for Online Submission."
The Faculty Awards Committee will review the completed applications and select the recipients and alternates by June 1. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions as soon as possible. The awardees must notify the ITAA office of acceptance by August 15.
Awards will not be made on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, or age. All information submitted by applicants will be held in confidence. All award amounts are dependent on availability of funds from interest bearing accounts. Individuals will not be awarded the same scholarship more than one (1) time.
All awards are dependent upon receipt of the award from the granting agency and/or earnings on investments.