The dairy sector is dynamic and competitive with many evolving scientific research and best practice. Through a number of prestigious awards, IDF looks to recognise excellence and reward achievement within the global dairy sector.
The IDF Award recognizes remarkable contributions to progress in dairying worldwide. It is attributed on the basis of submissions by IDF members, the IDF National Committees. The IDF Award has the form of a piece of art and a medallion with an inscription. By granting the Award, the IDF wishes to pay tribute to extensive contribution to dairy science, adding to the scientific knowledge about the benefits of dairy foods.
The 2012 IDF Award was presented to George Robert Davey AM, from the Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, Australia. More information about Mr. Davey can be found here.
Previous Winners Include:
Prof. Suk Jin Cho (KR), 2011
Prof. Manuela Juárez Iglesias (ES), 2010
Prof. Walther Heeschen (DE), 2009
Prof. Ylva Ardö (SE), 2008
Dr. Peter Parodi (AU), 2007
Dr. Shuichi Kaminogawa (JP), 2006
Prof. Donald Muir (UK), 2005
Prof. Pier Paolo Resmini (IT) and Dr. Lawrence Creamer (NZ), 2004
Prof. Pieter Walstra (NL), 2003
The purpose of this annual marketing award is to provide dairy companies around the world with an opportunity to showcase their range of marketing activities in the key areas of innovation, nutri-marketing, and marketing communication.
The IMP Trophy competition was initiated in 1989 by the IMP Group. It is a means of showcasing, to dairy farming and industry delegates attending the annual IDF World Dairy Summit, the best generic advertising campaigns created recently amongst the group. In honour of one of their founding member, Yves Boutonnat, it is now called the Yves Boutonnat International Milk Promotion Trophy.
Entries are submitted to the IMP Group mid -year meeting where they are subject to peer-review, analysis and judging. The top 3 are selected to present their campaign and the winner is elected by secret ballot. The winner is considered the best in promoting the nutritional benefits and the healthy image and lifestyle of dairy foods.
In 2012, the IMP Trophy was awarded to the Norwegian Dairy Council (NO) for their 'No mornings without breakfast - no breakfast without milk' campaign.
The 2011 IMP Trophy was awarded to Dairy Management Inc. DMI (US) for the Would You Like Milk With That? campaign.
IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize
The IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize recognizes outstanding discoveries in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, nutrition and health with regard to fermented milks. This award will be periodically granted.