Nominations for Crystal Pineapple Awards 2019 ARE NOW Open!

THE VETTING PROCESS HAS STARTED.
The vetting process is done by a committee for the specific year of the Crystal Pineapple Awards whose appointment has been sanctioned by the Board of the SHTA. This committee will in Principle set criteria for the candidates in each category and will determine which candidates fulfilled all the requirements to qualify to be accepted as nominees. 
At the end of the process those who fit the criteria the best and have all relevant documents submitted will be placed for nomination.  (Please click here to download the nomination form.

Requirements (PLEASE READ)

General Requirements – Employees/Managers/customer service reps A permanent employee for at least one year, in the current position with the current company.

  • Demonstrates excellent customer service
  • Actively participates in community events/initiatives
  • Showcases great pride in their work, island, and industry
  • Knowledgeable about the St. Maarten hospitality industry
  • Has a clean Human Resource Record
  • Is a legal resident of the St. Maarten, with valid work permit (if required)
  • A  photocopy of a valid SXM ID or passport

General Requirements for Companies, Sole Proprietorship, Associations, Foundations and other Organizations.

  • At least one year in operation by September 5, 2019
  • Fully licensed and registered at the chamber of commerce – (Please provide a copy of COCI registration number)
  • Legally Established on St. Maarten Time-Line
  • Nomination period: Monday September 24th, 2019 to Friday October 14th, 2019
  • Awards presentation: November 23th, 2019
  • Please check that you have filled out all of the above fields and include a High Resolution digital photo of the nominee. •   Nomination(s) and photo(s) of the nominee(s) can be submitted via email upon completion of the form. In the event that you are unable to email, nominations forms can be delivered to the SHTA office.

THE VETTING PROCESS The vetting process is done by a committee for the specific year of the Crystal Pineapple Awards whose appointment has been sanctioned by the Board of the SHTA. This committee will in Principle set criteria for the candidates in each category and will determine which candidates fulfilled all the requirements to qualify to be accepted as nominees. At the end of the process those who fit the criteria the best and have all relevant documents submitted will be placed for nomination. 

Voting Results:
​Please note that the final selection of winners is based on the out come of popular votes and Crystal Pineapple Award committee review.

You are encouraged to submit nominations for more than one category, but limiting it to only one nomination per category. Please contact us if you any questions at events@shta.com or +1 (721) 54-20108

(Please click here to download the nomination form.

Crystal Pineapple Awards 2019 Categories and Nomination Form

 

Hospitality
Employee of the Year
: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer, supervisor or a colleague).

The Employee of the year needs to exhibit the following points:

  • They have to show commitment to quality service, work efficiently, display exemplary service skills and dedicated to fulfilling job responsibilities.
  • They have received multiple positive comments throughout their employment
  • They are an asset to the department and serve as a role model to others.
  • They take initiative and carry out additional responsibilities beyond their job assignments.
  • They are consistently dependable and punctual.
  • They display a helpful, corporative and positive attitude towards superiors, co-workers, and customers.

Manager of the Year: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer or Colleague).
The Manager of the year needs to exhibit the following points:

  • They have shown outstanding managerial skills and shown commitment to continuous improvement in service.
  • They display leadership and communication skills that exceed expectations.
  • They Assist and encourage employees to improve performance and/or develop professional growth.
  • They initiate and implement ideas for good team building.
  • They are innovative and creative, have excellent work ethic, and exhibit accountability for their actions of those of the department/division.
  • They have the ability to lead/encourage a team or group in the achievement of goals and objectives, specifically to:
    • 1) Develop clear team direction;
    • 2) Manage workload and allocation of tasks;
    • 3) Assist and encourage employees to improve performance and/or develop professionally;
    • 4) Provide ongoing informal and formal feedback and Manage performance.
  • They demonstrate the ability to foster a culture of continuous improvement and commitment to achieving effective service outcomes.
  • They demonstrate leadership in providing high quality service that:
    • 1) Develops client relationships and embeds a service culture.
  • Evidence of leadership and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and occupational health.
  • They demonstrate leadership in proving development opportunities and training for staff to enhance their performance and individual goals.

Restaurant of the Year
The Restaurant of the year has to show the following qualities:

  • They need to show exceptional creative and outstanding dishes.
  • They have added their personal flair to their dishes.
  • They have received multiple positive customer comments and display excellent service skills.
  • They need to demonstrate passion, innovation and attention to detail.
  • They need to be known as one of the best Restaurant on St. Maarten

Rookie of the Year: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer, supervisor or a colleague)
The Rookie of the year has to show the following qualities:

  • The Restaurant of the Year award recognizes the achievements and professionalism of an employee who has been involved in the organization for less than two years.
  • The eligible “Rookies” are those newcomers to the profession, whose enthusiasm, achievement, and professionalism show strong indications for success in the field.
  • Promise for leadership in the organization.
  • They are an excellent communicator and communicates responsibilities efficiently to ensure successful daily operations. 

Trade

Employee of the Year: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer, supervisor or a colleague).
The employee of the year shows the following characteristics:

  • They are productive, exhibits commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities, and is an asset to the establishment.
  • They received multiple positive customer comments and displays exemplary service skills.
  • They take initiative and carry out additional responsibilities above and beyond their regular job assignments.
  • They are punctual, dependable, and are a role model for others.
  • They portray an excellent attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers.

Business Manager of the Year: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer or Colleague).
The Business Manager of the year has to show the following qualities:

  • They have shown outstanding leadership skills and are an inspiration to their subordinates and peer.
  • They are an excellent communicator and communicates responsibilities efficiently to ensure successful daily operations.
  • They have shown concern for overall staff as well-being.
  • They encourage team work, and they train and coach their staff.
  • The supervisor also communicates goals and expectations clearly and has good organizational skills.
  • They have the ability to lead/encourage a team or group in the achievement of goals and objectives, specifically to:
    • 1) Develop clear team direction
    • 2) Manage workload and allocation of tasks
    • 3) Assist and encourage employees to improve performance and/or develop professionally
    • 4) Provide ongoing informal and formal feedback and Manage performance.

Rookie of the year: (Nomination entry must be by the Employer, supervisor or a colleague).
The Rookie of the year has to show the following qualities:

  • The Rookie of the Year award recognizes the achievements and professionalism of an employee who has been involved in the organization for less than two years.
  • The eligible “Rookies” are those newcomers to the profession, whose enthusiasm, achievement, and professionalism show strong indications for success in the field.
  • Promise for leadership in the organization.
  • They are an excellent communicator and communicates responsibilities efficiently to ensure successful daily operations.

Entrepreneur of the year:
The Entrepreneur of the year has to show the following qualities:

  • Making an impact in terms of job creation and improved living economics in the community.
  • Demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity and to overcoming obstacles.
  • Has a vision that demonstrates innovativeness, originality, and entrepreneurial spirit in the development of processes. 
  • Provides ideas, inovation or products which adds value to the St. Maarten economy.

Other

Environmental Award
The organization nominated for the Environmental Award shows great interest in Nature, the environment, conservation, ecology, and/or sustainability and sustainable development.

  • Exemplifies enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and commitment toward keeping the island healthy and sustainable , and serves as an inspiration to other organizations/people.
  • The person/organization has aligned their environmental beliefs with their day to day work ethic and with their vision and mission of the company.

Media Personality of the year
The Media personality shows the following qualities:

  • Has contributed to the Sint Maarten world of journalism
  • Have made their name within the media and are known as successors within this branch.
  • The content they publish is unique and creative with their own flair.
  • Their content has impacted the people of Sint Maarten.

Community Service Award
This award was developed to honor persons and/or organizations who have made significant contributions to their community and youth initiatives through their time, actions, talents and dedication. These contributions are outside any volunteer work done for their employer. The honoree selected should serve as a role model for compassion and service. He/she should have a passion for selflessly helping others in their community and continuously trying to improve their society.

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Nominators should keep in mind the judging criteria and write the nomination accordingly. When asked why the nominee is deserving of the award, elaborate on your response; give specific examples; using your descriptions, draw a picture for the judges of the nominee. Attempt to reveal in words how the nominated person met each of the criteria. All voting categories are open to persons working for more than one year in the current position in the current company and must be approved by his or her supervisor (which will be verified) prior to being named as the recipient of the award. All nominees must be permanent residents of St. Maarten; valid identification will be asked to show for proof of residency. THE VETTING PROCESS The vetting process is done be a committee for the specific year of the Crystal Pineapple Awards whose appointment has been sanctioned by the Board of the SHTA. This committee will in Principle set criteria for the candidates in each category and will determine which candidates fulfilled all the requirements to qualify to be accepted as nominees. At the end of the process those who fit the criteria the best and have all relevant documents submitted will be placed for nomination.  (Please click here to download the nomination form.)

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