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. Download the 2017 Nomination Guide for detailed instructions and complete the online nomination form linked on this page.
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.
NOMINATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 18, 2016.
Early Bird deadline is Sept. 16, 2016
Nomination FeePlease note that there is a nomination fee which must be paid before the nomination will be considered eligible for judging. Payment options include credit card through PayPal, ACH bank transfer or check. You do NOT need to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal. Simply choose the "Pay with a debit or credit card" option when you arrive at the PayPal screen.
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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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What Our Winners Say
"One of the most valuable experiences in participating in the Edison Awards is knowing that if your design falls short of winning you will have an opportunity to be debriefed by the Edison team to learn how the jurors viewed your application, both its strengths & weaknesses. This feedback is worth its weight in gold!"
"I strongly encourage the innovators of today to engage in this process, and put their best foot forward, for both the experience, the exposure, and the connection opportunities represented by the Edison Award. It clearly opens new doors for everyone involved."
"For inno360, the caliber, excellence, and achievement recognized by the Edison Award provided both national recognition and awareness of both our software platform for accelerated innovation, and our company. Some say that you are judged by the company that you keep, if that is the case, then we are in great company, and proud to be amongst the peer group recognized by the Edison Award."
"Innovation is core to everything that we do and this recognition helps us portray that in the marketplace. It also helps attract great employees – people who really want to make a contribution to the kinds of innovative things we do. It's a great honor and we’re really proud to be part of this community."
"Being recognized by an Edison Award is validation that world class innovation can come from anyone, anywhere, no matter how small or limited in resources."
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.