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2019 Spotlight on LPAs and Quality

The goal for our 2nd annual Champions for Quality awards is to focus on how individuals of different layers influence an organization’s culture of quality by utilizing layered process audits. We invite you to nominate yourself, team members, suppliers you work with, or anyone else you know who has an inspiring story about making a positive impact for quality with LPAs.


Why focus on LPAs?

Our flagship product, Beacon Quality, is an automated mobile solution that brings quality directly to the plant floor with layered process audits. Our core values are deeply rooted in the notion that quality is a team sport. Implementing layered process audits is a game-day strategy that gets every layer of the manufacturing plant engaged in quality.

Why participate?

  • Celebrate Quality. Help recognize someone that has made a difference.
  • Share Ideas. Give others ideas on how to hold the gains, continue to improve quality, and develop a culture of quality.
  • Create Awareness. Build awareness and support with others in the quality community, and all levels of the organization through regional and national news.
  • Win. In addition, the winner(s) will receive a Champions for Quality award package, which includes:
    • Round-trip airfare to Orange County, CA from a U.S. location to attend our annual Beacon User Summit
    • 2-night stay at the brand-new Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach, CA
    • All-access VIP pass to Beacon User Summit on 5/16 & 5/17 (Event agenda and details TBA)
    • Champions for Quality beach-themed gift basket
    • $100 VISA gift card
    • Opportunity to share your story during the #ChampionsWanted session of the Beacon User Summit
    • Featured story on Beacon Quality website
    • Public recognition through media outlets

Your entry should briefly describe:

  • The person you are nominating
  • Why you are nominating the person
  • How his or her work has improved quality at their plant or business unit using LPAs

Nominations will be accepted through February 28, 2019 on this website. 

Finalists will be selected and announced on March 11th, 2019, and our website will be open to voting through March 25, 2019. Winners will be selected by you, through your votes, and will be announced March 29, 2019. Limited to U.S. nominees only.

For our FAQs, please see below.

Join the discussion and promote the opportunity by sharing this page on social media with the hashtag #ChampionsWanted!

Champion for Quality nomination form:


How long does my "inspiring story" have to be?

The length of the story does not determine if you will win. It's the actions that were taken, the way you motivated your team, and the real results that came from it. Please keep stories to 500 words or less, which is about a full page typed. The best stories can be shared within 150 - 250 words, which is about a paragraph to a 1/2 page.

Can I nominate my plant, not just one person?

Yes! Just enter the plant location for the 'Nominee's Name' and the company under 'Company'. Then share your inspiring story of how your plant came together to make quality a top priority. However, if your plant wins, you will need to choose 1 person to represent the plant as the winner that will receive the award and go to the Beacon User Summit. 

How will winners be chosen?

We'll launch a voting page with our top finalists in March, in which you and your peers will vote on your favorite stories. Winners will be announced on March 29th.

Will all nominees be open to voting?

After our submission process closes, our team will select the finalists. Priority will be given to those who share stories involving LPAs. Finalists will be then be placed on our website for you and your team of friends, family, and coworkers to vote on! The nominee's name, company name, and inspirational story will be posted. One vote per email address will be accepted. Entry to Champions for Quality awards does not guarantee winning. 

Can I still apply for an award if I can't physically attend the Beacon User Summit?

Yes, you can still apply to win a Champions for Quality award even if you are not able to attend the Beacon User Summit. This year's event will be a virtual experience, and while we hope you can come to physically accept your award, we can still work with you to figure out a digital solution for our panel discussion. We'll mail you the award and gift basket, however, you will forfeit the 2-night stay at the Lido House Hotel.

I sent in a nomination last year, can I do it again?

If you've sent in a nomination before, but didn't win, you may enter our contest again!

Why are you hosting a Champions for Quality awards?

The quality department in a manufacturing plant doesn't get a lot of attention until something goes wrong: a rise in defects, scrap or re-work, or a customer complaint. We want to recognize the people who are behind building a culture of quality, who have helped customer complaints decrease, and built long-lasting quality processes which make a big impact on the bottom line (specifically, with LPAs). We want to recognize you:  a Champion for Quality!