NAUMD Announces 2020 Image of the Year Award® Winners

NAUMD Announces 2020 Image of the Year Award® Winners

Evanston, IL – The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) has announced the winners of its 2020 Image of the Year Award ® for the best-dressed business and apparel programs in North America.

The industry’s highest achievement, the awards recognize the most fashionable, forward-thinking, and innovative apparel designs and the companies that manufacture them. For 2020, ten companies were honored at the annual event with Alaska Airlines and J.W. Marriott both winning the prestigious “Best of the Best” award, which spans across all categories.

The 2020 Image of the Year Award ® winners by category are:

  • Entertainment Venues: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, created by Universal Orlando
  • Gaming: Palms Casino Resort, created by Cintas
  • Healthcare: UCI Health, created by Cintas
  • Hotels – Single Location: Mr. C Coconut Grove, created by J.A. Uniforms
  • Retail/Professional: Chase Bank, created by Lands’ End
  • Restaurants – Single Location: BigFire, created by Universal Studios
  • Service/Industrial: Huntington Bank, created by Twin Hill
  • Transportation – Products: UPS, created by Aramark
From Left to Right: Mr. C. Coconut Grove, Hotels/Single Location, J.A. Uniforms; Chase Bank, Retail/Professional, Lands’ End; and UCI Health, Healthcare, Design Collective by Cintas


2020 Image of the Year Award® Winners
From Left to Right: BigFire, Restaurants/Single Location, Universal Orlando; UPS, Transportation/Products, Aramark; and Palms Casino Resort, Gaming, Design Collective by Cintas


From Left to Right: Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Entertainment Venues, Universal, Orlando; and Huntington Bank, Service/Industrial, Twin Hill

The two Best of the Best Award winners are:

  • Transportation – People: Alaska Airlines, created by Unisync Group
  • Hotels – Multiple Location: J.W. Marriott, created by Cintas

Best of the Best

Since 1978, the IOY Awards have honored apparel programs and the organizations, manufacturers, and distributors that have created them. Winning this award shows that these organizations have mastered the concept of fashion and function using the best image and brand projection planning. Specifically designed to assist in identifying staff professionals, image apparel can also extend a company’s brand, increase safety, enhance interior décor, and improve employee morale.

“Apparel designs have a significant impact on how a customer views a business and can make a substantial difference in customer retention, which is why so many companies are investing in programs that enhance their brand,” said Steve Zalkin, NAUMD president. “The IOY awards recognize the businesses that have made employee appearance and guest satisfaction a priority to create a competitive edge in their markets.”

The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD) has served as the voice of the uniform and image apparel industries since 1932. The NAUMD works to protect the interests of its members through a series of advocacy, education, and public relations campaigns intended to arm them with the tools needed to retain and capture business in a global economy. NAUMD also hosts an annual convention and trade show where attendees can source products, learn about trends, and gain practical, take-home knowledge to better run their business.