The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Past winners have included Fortune 500s, small start-ups, and everything in between. The value of an Edison Award™ is powerful in terms of its ability to boost recognition and market visibility and provides an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement that delivers an affirmation of superior quality— a confirmation that can reach customers in a way that marketing and advertising alone cannot.

How to Enter

Review the award evaluation criteria and categories and determine whether the product or service you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of an Edison Award. Nominations are submitted online during the annual fall nomination season.

Nominations for the 2017 Edison Awards are now closed. Nominations for the 2018 Edison Awards will open August 1, 2017. Join our email list to be notified when nominations open. If you have questions about nominating your innovation, please contact Mindy Manes at

Once registered, nominees will be asked to provide information about the product or service being nominated, including the company and/or product website address, a photo of the entry, videos, and social media links. A number of questions about how the entry satisfies the four criteria will help our judging body evaluate the nomination. Please note that there is a nomination fee which must be paid before the nomination will be considered eligible for judging.

Value of an Edison Award

Be sure to review the Process/Timeline and the Benefits of an Edison Award to see the value Edison Award nominees, finalists, and winners receive for their entry. Then submit your nomination to align your business with Thomas Edison, one of the most widely known and respected innovators in history.

Process/Timeline Benefits of an Edison Award

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All completed nominations will be reviewed by the members of the Edison Awards Steering Committee as well as an ad hoc panel of professionals, all of whom are senior executives with diverse marketing, scientific and business backgrounds who are recognized experts in their fields. Upon conclusion of this primary review process, a ballot of Finalists is prepared.

Our Panel of Judges, which is comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics, then review the ballot of Finalists and choose the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, acknowledging the Finalists' excellence in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Panel includes hundreds of past Edison Award winners as well as marketing professionals, scientists, engineers and academics.

The distinctive nominations review process serves as an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement for the innovations advancing to Finalists status. The endorsement delivers an affirmation of superior quality — a confirmation that can reach customers in a way that marketing and advertising cannot. Non-finalists and can request feedback on how to make their marketing message or innovation stronger. Winners will be announced during the April 2017 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner. See our Process/Timeline for more information about the schedule and benefits.