In honor of the dedication that drives the automotive aftermarket industry, SEMA's annual council and network awards are presented to leading companies and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their niche industry segments. Each year, SEMA's nine councils and networks respectively select outstanding members and honor them with these prestigious awards. Award recipients are part of an elite group that includes the most distinguished members of the automotive aftermarket community.
To be considered for an award, you and/or your company must be an existing member of at least one of SEMA's nine councils and networks.
The ARMO Business of the Year award is presented to a company who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the restoration industry during the past year.
The ARMO Person of the Year award is presented to an individual (not a company) who has made an exceptional contribution or impression on the restoration industry during the past year.
The Emerging Trends and Technology Network has a new award "Engineer of the Year." This award will be bestowed upon someone that has made great engineering achievements within the automotive aftermarket field for the previous fiscal year.
The Future Leaders Network Vanguard Award is presented to the individual, business, organization or sanctioning body that has had a positive effect on a young executive's career within the automotive industry.
The Professional of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has had a positive impact on the industry.
The Design & Innovation Award is presented to a builder or shop in recognition of a vehicle that exemplifies the meaning of an exceptional hot rod. Judges will be looking for details in the design, craftsmanship, and engineering that represent the passion and skill of the builder and the creativity of their innovative mind.
The Evolution of Hot Rodding Award is presented to a builder or shop in recognition of a vehicle that pushes the boundaries of tradition and embodies the evolving trends in the hot rod industry. Judges will be looking for exceptional build quality, creative design, innovative technology, and features that advance and expand the definition of a hot rod.
HRIA Hot Rod Hall of Fame was founded to honor and recognize those outstanding individuals in the hot rod industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments on a national basis have enhanced the status of the industry while significantly contributing to its growth.
The HRIA Industry Recognition Award is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the Hot Rod industry over a period of the past 10 years. Recipient must be an employee or principle of an HRIA member company in good standing.
The HRIA Business of the Year award is presented to a company who has made an exceptional contribution to Hot Rod industry. Company must be an HRIA member in good standing.
The MPMC Hall of Fame permanently acknowledges those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the motorsports parts manufacturing segment of the aftermarket and/or to the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council itself. Thank you for submitting a nomination for one of these deserving individuals.
When submitting a nomination, please provide information that demonstrates the candidate meets as many of the 6 criteria as possible. If nominating more than one individual, please complete a separate form for each nominee.
The MPMC Hall of Fame Award will be awarded at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis, IN in December during their Hall of Fame Reception
The PRO Manufacturer of the Year has been established to honor an outstanding manufacturer in the restyling industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature and growth of the industry within the aftermarket community.
The PRO Person of the Year honors an individual within the restyling industry who has acted with a high degree of integrity and professionalism and has contributed to the general stature of the industry. Membership in and contribution to SEMA and PRO should be a primary consideration, with significant impact on the local level.
The PRO Restyler of the Year recognizes those who have acted professionally and with a high degree of integrity. This award honors those who improve standards and promote trends that benefit the industry. This recipient has demonstrated knowledge of product lines and technical proficiency.
This award honors an outstanding individual in the restyling, trim or light-truck accessory industry who has made significant contributions toward the betterment of the aftermarket industry on both a local and national level. This individual represents the highest level of professionalism, service and integrity.
The #SheisSEMA Woman of the Year Award recipient should possess leadership, knowledge, expertise, and/or management abilities that have positively impacted the industry, be a mentor and/or role model and have active industry involvement.
Only #SheIsSEMA spotlight submissions are eligible for this award.
To become a candidate, complete a #SheIsSEMA spotlight.
The Jessi Combs Rising Star Award recognizes a woman under the age of 30 who is making significant strides in the advancement of her career in the automotive aftermarket along with paving the way for their peers. SBN will select and announce a winner in September.
The #SheisSEMA Woman of the Year Award recipient should possess leadership, knowledge, expertise, and/or management abilities that have positively impacted the industry, be a mentor and/or role model and have active industry involvement. Only #SheIsSEMA spotlight submissions are eligible for this award.
To become a candidate, complete a #SheIsSEMA application below:
Candidate must be under the age of 30.
Must be making significant strides in advancing her career in the automotive aftermarket.
Must demonstrate a motivation to use all resources for career development including networking, education, leveraging the wisdom of others, along with any volunteer efforts within the industry.
Truck & Off-Road Alliance (TORA) Hall of Fame recognizes and honors outstanding individuals in the light-truck accessory industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments, on a national/international basis, have enhanced the stature of and significantly contributed to, the light-truck accessory industry's growth.
The TORA Retailer of the Year Award has been established to recognize and honor an outstanding light-truck accessory retailer whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness, professionalism and accomplishments have enhanced the stature and annual growth of the industry within the candidate's community.
The TORA Jessi Combs Ambassador Award is presented to a TORA member who has demonstrated enthusiasm, awareness, support, and exceptional volunteerism to the industry, more importantly TORA.
The Wheel, Tire, Suspension, and Brake Council (WTSBC) Hall of Fame was founded to honor and recognize those outstanding individuals in the wheel, tire, suspension, and brake industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments on a national basis have enhanced the status of the industry while significantly contributing to its growth, progress, and professionalism.
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