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Diamond Quality Commendation Instructions
In order for the plant/site to be recognized at NAPA’s Annual Convention, nominations must be completed by no later than October 31.

Participation and renewal
Participation is voluntary and is on an annual basis. Each plant/site may be submitted for the commendation every year, at the company’s option.

The cost of participation is $400 per plant/site per year.

Possible disqualification
Some questions on the self-assessment deal with aspects of plant/site operations that are felt to be crucial. A “No” answer to any such question is treated as automatic disqualification.

Get Started
To apply for a Diamond Quality Commendation, you must:
  1. If you are processing a renewal application, the web page will display a message stating, “Looking up plant history”. Once the database search is complete, click on “View History/Renewal Status.” A pop-up box will appear listing your plants and the type of renewal that is due. Click on “Renew” next to the plant name to begin the Diamond process.

    For a first-time application for a plant, click on Create New Application.

  2. Check the box next to “I have read and understand the instructions.”
For each application you create, you must complete each screen shown on the Application Checklist. Note that you must first complete the screen called “Plant Information.” All fields are required. 

Do you qualify? Complete the forms:
You must fill out several forms that will ask you a series of questions which will then automatically calculate the plant’s results. You may view your score at anytime by clicking on the “Start/Edit Form” button beside each form.   You may print out  the forms at any time by clicking the link labeled "Print all your forms here", located at the upper right hand corner of the Complete the forms page.

Plaque information:
Successful first-time applicants (those submitting new applications) will receive on complimentary plaque. Additional plaques may be purchased at a cost of $250 each. You will also receive materials to assist in publicizing your achievement within your community. The text that you submit here will appear on your plaque. 

The system will allow you to download the affidavit(s) required for your application. (Some applications require multiple affidavits.) You must print the affidavit(s), gather the signatures requested, scan the completed documents, and upload them.

Pay/Submit Application:
Once you complete the entire checklist, the “Pay/Submit Application” button will become enabled and you will be able to submit your application and pay online. 
If you would like your plant included in the slideshow at Annual Meeting, please email a photo of the plant or your lab to Carol Metzger.