Who will win the “Jong Metaal Award” and the “Vakvrouw Metaal Award 2021”?

Nominations can be submitted until August 6!

This year, the Nederlandse Metaaldagen (15 to 17 September) will introduce two stimulating Awards for the best young professional colleague and the most talented professional who have shown themselves in 2021. Colleagues, employers or trainers can now make their choice.

The jury for both Awards consists of Eric Weustink – editor-in-chief of “MetaalNieuws” -, Marianne van Loenhout – policy officer of the Koninklijke Metaalunie – and Jeroen ter Steege – Event Director of the Nederlandse Metaaldagen. Fried Kaanen, chairman of the Metaalunie, will present the Awards to the winners during the Metaaldagen.

De Jong Metaal Award – For whom?
This Award is intended for up-and-coming talent (max. 25 years) who, despite their early career in the sector, shows a remarkable drive and know-how. It is not necessary to be specifically active as a technician for this Award, managers and other specialists are also eligible for this Award. Until August 6, colleagues, employers, trainers, but also customers can nominate their “pupil” as a potential candidate. To enable a careful selection process, it is mandatory to motivate the nomination in writing and to illustrate it with a vision, efforts made or the work of the up-and-coming talent.

How to nominate someone?
Download the form here  and send it in before August 6. The nominees will be announced around August 15. After the preselection, each entrant will automatically receive an email so that they can vote for the nominees. After the nominees have been announced, they are asked by the jury to submit a film to present themselves. What were the milestones and motivations so far and what do people expect from the future?

Presentation of the Award
The Jong Metaal Award is presented during the Metaaldagen. The nominees and the winner must cooperate in PR activities.

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Professional Metal Award – For whom?

This prize is intended for female specialists who deserve a hearty encouragement and who have been active in the metal sector for at least 2 years. It is about a talented lady who has earned her spurs according to her colleague(s), employer or customer. It is not necessary to be specifically active as a technician for this Award, managers and other specialists are also eligible for this Award. Candidates can be nominated until 6 August. In order to enable a careful selection process, it is mandatory to motivate the nomination in writing and to illustrate it with a vision, efforts made or the work of this professional.

How to nominate someone?
Download the form here  and send it in before August 6. The nominees will be announced around August 15. After the preselection, each entrant will automatically receive an email so that they can vote for the nominees. After the nominees have been announced, they are asked by the jury to submit a film to present themselves. What were the milestones and motivations so far and what do people expect from the future?

Presentation of the Award
The Professional Metal Award is presented during the Metal Days. The nominees and the winner must cooperate in PR activities.

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