2017 Product Innovation Award FAQ

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 15!

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Information Page and FAQ

Welcome to the 2017 NewBay Product Innovation Awards, honoring outstanding product introductions that serve professionals who work in the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Presented by leading media brands TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine, these yearly awards recognize technology innovations and advances with a promotional program developed for multiple platforms.

Nominate your product here! Due date and entry fee information are listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the Product Innovation Awards?

The PIA program, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. Winners are selected by a panel of professional users based on the description provided by you via the nomination form. Evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.

Who can enter?

Any company that has released new and/or upgraded hardware, software or other products for these markets since Jan. 1, 2016 (the beginning of the prior full calendar year) may enter.

Why should I enter?

The PIA program is a new and creative way to shine a bright spotlight on your newest products. To be chosen for the Product Innovation Award means that a panel of working professional engineers and managers in TV, pro video and radio has taken special note of your offering.

Further, every product nominated, whether chosen for an award or not, will be featured in the special Product Innovation Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form in early December to readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine. See last year’s Guide!

When are entries due?

Nov. 7th, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

How much does it cost to enter?

$595 per product nominated.

May I enter more than one product?

Yes. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee.

How are the products evaluated?

A panel of judges, chosen in advance by the editors of our publications, will review nominations and choose the winners.

How can I give my product the best chance to win an award?

The nomination text is your chance to tell the product’s story. Explain to the judges what makes your product unique or better than other available offerings. Be as specific as possible. (Remember that your nomination text will also appear in the Program Guide, so write the nomination for public consumption, too.)

How do I pay?

Click here to nominate a product and pay by credit card.

What do I get if I win?

Winners receive an award for display and the winners will be reported in TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine. All nominated products will be featured in the special Product Innovation Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to readers of those publications.

What if I have a question about the form?

Email Paul McLane at radioworld@nbmedia.com or Tom Butts at tbutts@nbmedia.com.

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