by Lisa Grimaldi | February 01, 2008

The Chicago-based Society of Incentive & Travel Executives recently announced the winners of its 2007 Crystal Awards for top incentive programs.

* The award for “most effective use of an incentive program for a strategic business solution” went to Johannesburg, South Africa-based Impact Incentives.

* Randburg, South Africa-based Creative Incentives won for the “most outstanding incentive travel reward program, three nights or under, 200 participants or under.”

* Both Willow Grove, Pa.-based Harith Productions and North Parramatta, Australia-based EVT Marketing Group won for “most outstanding travel reward program, four nights or more, under 200 participants.”

* Atlanta-based US-Motivation won for “outstanding incentive event under $80,000.”

* World of Incentives, based in Cape Town, South Africa, won for “outstanding incentive event over $80,000.”

* Minnesota-based Carlson Marketing and Johannesburg, South Africa-based Uwin Iwin Incentives both won for “most outstanding sustainable incentive event.”