The 75th Annual International Achievement Awards – Call for Entries Open

The International Achievement Awards recognize outstanding and innovative projects representing the latest accomplishments in design and manufacture incorporating specialty fabrics. The 42-category competition, sponsored by IFAI since 1946, is an excellent opportunity for IFAI members and non-members to display work, gain professional recognition and become distinguished on an international level.

2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the International Achievement Awards (IAA). After having to cancel the 2020 IAA’s due to the worldwide pandemic, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is thrilled to have them return. For exactly 75 years, the IAA’s have recognized technical skill and design excellence in projects across the industry that incorporate specialty fabrics into their design. Entries are judged by industry experts and design professionals who are individually selected for their expertise in a particular field of study or product area. All projects entered are automatically listed in the IAA online gallery which is promoted year-round. Grow your brand, showcase your talent, and get the recognition you deserve!


Marine Fabrication Award – Call for Entries Open

From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Fabrication Excellence showcase projects that represent the breadth of the industry—from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery.

Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2021


Honored Life Members

Honored Life Member (HLM) is a designation given to individuals for meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the association and / or for exceptional accomplishments or extraordinary achievement while serving as an officer of the association.


Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award, formerly called the President’s Award of Merit, is only given when the IFAI chairman of the board feels there is an individual worthy of special recognition for his or her unique contribution to the industry.


IFF Innovation Award – Call for Entries will  begin in the spring

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) offers Innovation Awards in six categories, with one top overall prize. Entries will be evaluated by a jury of experts who serve in the specialty fabrics industry. This panel will select the winners of the IFF Innovation Award.