It’s award season again bringing some wonderful opportunities to have yourself, your company or your products recognised as exceptional either in itself or for its contribution to the industry and society. It’s a lot of fun, it doesn’t cost anything to enter and there is a category for everyone. Here is a quick list with the closing dates for each.
– Electronic Product Design e-Legacy awards – 31 May
– New Electronics BEEA Awards – 1 June
– Electronics Weekly Elektra Awards – 8 July
– The IET Innovation Awards – 31 July
– AV Magazine AV Awards – 11 May
There is nothing like scooping an award to make everyone walk on air for a week or two, but just being shortlisted is an achievement. Typically between a quarter and a fifth of entries make it onto the shortlist, and if yours is one, take the opportunity and celebrate. Book a table and throw a party for the team that made it happen, and invite some customers you’re trying to impress – especially perhaps those interested in the shortlisted product.
A question we often get asked is: can I send my distributor/ PA / PR company to collect the award ? You could, but then, whose face do you want to see in the presentation pics that will be all over the sponsoring publication the next day?