ICCFA Names 2014 “Keeping It Personal” Award Winners
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.
The winners are as follows:
Best Practice/Personal Touch
First Place and Grand Prize Winner
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens: Fallen Hero Burial Arrangements
Rolling Oaks Memorial Center: The Christmas Box Book
Cook Funeral and Cremation Services: Community Picnic Honoring Veterans
Most Personalized Service (or Memorial)
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home (submitted by MKJones & Associates): Service for Nanlyn Pace Jones
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association: Service for Armando Peraza featuring Carlos Santana
Most Personalized Pet Service Or Memorial
Until We Meet Again Pet Memorial Center: Celebration of Remembrance for Mia, Buddy, Teemo, Oscar Salty and Molly
North Vancouver, BC
Cook Funeral and Cremation Services (Cook Family Services): Drive Text Free Event
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens: Fallen Hero’s Day
Innovative/Personalized Product (Suppliers)
Your Dash: Life Story Generating Software
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.