Nominations are now being accepted for the IMEX Green Awards 2009, to be presented at IMEX 2009, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events, May 26-29 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The annual awards, which have become increasingly popular as environmental awareness in the industry grows, include three category prizes and the Commitment to the Community Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution to a local community.

The Green Meetings Award, the first category, is attracting more and more entries each year as corporations and agencies worldwide embrace the principles of green meetings and thereby demonstrate detailed environmental improvements and savings.

The IMEX Green Exhibitor Award was launched to educate and encourage exhibitors to employ a "reuse and recycle" strategy for their exhibit stand design and build.

The IMEX Green Supplier Award was launched last year as a way to publicly acknowledge meetings industry suppliers who play a critical role in helping the rest of the industry to achieve environmental objectives.

An independent judging panel made up of industry representatives and environmental experts chooses the winners.

For nomination forms, deadlines, and more information, visit www.imex-frankfurt.com/howtoapply.html.