The Edison Best New Product 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. A finalist status 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 2020 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.

The Edison Award Nominee Seal is provided to everyone who nominates their innovation for a 2020 Edison Award. It is free to use until May 1, 2020 and can be showcased in many of the same ways as the Winner Seal.

Winners will be announced in Spring 2020.

Nomination Fees

Please 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. Using a credit card will incur a 3% convenience fee

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

Student Innovator$250

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.


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2020 Nomination Guides

Includes instructions, the nomination form questions, tips for submitting a nomination, examples of ideal nominations, fee structure and more.

2020 Nomination Guide - Snapshot
2020 Nomination Guide - Detailed – Includes more details of the nomination form and examples of well-crafted entries
2020 Nomination Worksheet - XLS – Review the full list of questions and compile your information prior to officially submitting the online nomination

Nomination Videos

The Value of an Edison Award

Crafting an Excellent Nomination