Who may make an Edison Award nomination?

Any individual, inventor, innovator, team or company involved in product or service innovation may make a nomination for any category of the Edison Award. Marketing professionals and agencies may make nominations on behalf of their innovative clients. Past winners have included Fortune 500s, small start-ups, and everything in between.

What are the criteria for evaluating an Edison Award nomination?

The nominations for The Edison Award will be judged for their excellence in concept, value, delivery and impact. Read more about the criteria.

What do I have to do in order to make a nomination?

Once nominations are opened, complete the online nomination form and submit it, along with the appropriate entry fee, before the deadline. Review all of the Nomination Guide and fill out the form linked from the Nominations page.

Are there any fees involved?

Yes, there is a one-time entry fee which will be used to defray the expenses of the judging and administrative processes involved in awarding the Edison Awards.

What is the judging process, and who is involved?

The Edison Awards Steering Committee and a cadre of ad hoc industry experts will review all nominations and develop a list of Finalists within each of the Edison Award categories. Our Panel of Judges, which is comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics, 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.

When are the winners announced?

The winners of the Edison Best New Product Awards™ are kept strictly confidential until they are announced in the spring of the following year after nomination close. All nominees, finalists and other interested parties are invited to attend the annual networking event, which includes the popular Meet the Innovators Forum and the black-tie Gala.

If we win an award, how can we use it to the best advantage of our product, service or brand?

If you win an Edison Award you have the freedom to publicize the great honor. We will provide a template press release, or you can write your own. We encourage companies to license the Edison Awards Winner seal and promote winning one of the world's most prestigious innovation awards. Read more about licensing here.