ICCFA Names 2014 “Keeping It Personal” Award Winners

March 17, 2015
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STERLING, VA (February 10, 2015)—The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) has named its 2014 KIP (Keeping It Personal) Award winners, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery and funeral service profession.
Created by the ICCFA Personalization Committee, the KIP program honors recipients in five categories: Best Practices/Personal Touch; Most Personalized Service/Memorial; Events; Innovative Personalized Product (suppliers only); and Most Personalized Pet Service/Memorial.

This year’s contest attracted 38 entries from the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Israel. Communications and marketing professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging.

Information on the winners is available on the ICCFA website at www.iccfa.com/kip. Applications for the 2015 KIP Awards will be available from ICCFA this spring. ICCFA congratulates the winners and all who entered the 2014 KIP Awards.

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The winners are as follows:

Best Practice/Personal Touch

First Place and Grand Prize Winner

Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens: Fallen Hero Burial Arrangements

Timonium, MD

 

Honorable Mention

Rolling Oaks Memorial Center: The Christmas Box Book

Coppell, TX

 

Honorable Mention

Cook Funeral and Cremation Services: Community Picnic Honoring Veterans

Grandville, MI

 

Most Personalized Service (or Memorial)

First Place

Moss-Feaster Funeral Home (submitted by MKJones & Associates): Service for Nanlyn Pace Jones

Largo, FL

Honorable Mention

Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association: Service for Armando Peraza featuring Carlos Santana

Colma, CA

 

Most Personalized Pet Service Or Memorial

First Place

Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center: Celebration of Remembrance for Mia, Buddy, Teemo, Oscar Salty and Molly

North Vancouver, BC

 

Events

First Place

Cook Funeral and Cremation Services (Cook Family Services): Drive Text Free Event

Grandville, MI

 

Honorable Mention

Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens: Fallen Hero’s Day

Timonium, MD

 

Innovative/Personalized Product (Suppliers)

First Place

Your Dash: Life Story Generating Software

Dallas, TX

 

Honorable Mention

Lifeart International: Online Casket Designer

Hong Kong, China
Grand prize winner Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens receives a free registration to the 2015 ICCFA Annual Convention & Exposition, April 8-11, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. All first-place and honorable mention winners will be recognized at the Convention and in ICCFA Magazine.


Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization industry. Its membership is composed of more than 8,900 rooftop locations and 18,000 professionals in the cemetery, funeral home and crematory industries, as well as memorial designers and related businesses worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.iccfa.com or connect with ICCFA on Facebook and Twitter.

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