The Edison Awards is a competitive awards program that highlights the strong marketing value of an unbiased 3rd-party endorsement. Join the ranks of previous winners including 3M, Disney, Craftsman, Johnson Controls, Dyson, and Logitech and nominate your company's innovative product or service. The value of an Edison Award™ is powerful in terms of its ability to boost recognition and market visibility.

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. Download the 2016 Nomination Guide for detailed instructions and complete the online nomination form. Final deadline is December 5, 2015.

Nominees will be asked to provide information about the product or service being nominated, including the company and/or product website addresses, 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.

Nominations open September 1, 2015

Stop back for the 2016 Nomination Guide for instructions, the nomination form questions, tips for submitting a nomination, examples of ideal nominations, fee structure and more.

Nomination fees

Nominate early in the season to take advantage of the
early bird discounts and maximize your exposure to our audience.

Sept. 1-Oct. 2, 2015Oct. 3-Nov. 6, 2015Nov. 7-Dec. 4, 2015
Corporate$650$825$950
Non-Profit$400$500$600
Student Innovator$75$100$150

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

Judging

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 2016 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner. See our Process/Timeline for more information about the schedule and benefits.