Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA

Pittcon Today Excellence Awards.

Overview of Awards


The Pittcon Today Excellence Awards are the premier business awards recognizing ingenuity and innovation at the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science.

These awards are open to all exhibitors participating with a minimum of one booth at Pittcon 2018. There is no cost to enter, and there is no limit to the number of products you may enter; however, for each product to be considered, you must enter separate submissions.

Criteria for Submission:

► The product submitted for award consideration must be on the market or ready to go to market.

► The product must have been launched after January 2017 and must be a true innovation and not just an incremental improvement.

► Entry deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.

Judging


Entries are judged by an independent blue chip panel of experts from academia and leading industry publications. Judges will evaluate entries based on ingenuity, creativity, implementation and outcomes. The principal criterion is the projected impact the product will have on the industry and the world.

► There will be a Bronze, Silver and Gold award in each of the three categories based on company size determined by sales volume—small, medium and large companies.

► Finalists will be notified via email in late February 2018.The final announcement of winners in each category will take place on the opening day of the conference.

► Each finalist will receive a personalized plaque and be honored in an award ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. and will take place at each awardee’s booth.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, January 12, 2018

Please complete the submission form below (one entry per product).

1Who can enter?

The awards are open to all exhibitors participating in Pittcon 2018.

2Must I disclose sales numbers?

Yes. The self-reported sales numbers are used to determine your category for entry and help judges evaluate the goals and outcomes relative to your budget. An exact number is not required and will not be publicized; only a reasonable budget range is needed.


3Why the option of two dates for the finalist announcement?

In the event that you would not like to publicly disclose product details before the conference, you are given the option of choosing between two dates for disclosing your participation if you are chosen as a finalist: the standard date (February 2017) or the embargo date (Sunday, March 5, 2017). Judges will keep all product details confidential until the announcement.


4Are supporting materials required?

No. Supporting materials are not required, but may increase your chances of winning an award. Materials should emphasize the product’s impact and provide specific examples of success.

  • Company / Applicant Information

  • In the event that you would not like to disclose product details in advance of this year’s conference, please choose from the following announcement options.
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  • Entry Details and Summary

  • Please provide a brief product synopsis (no more than 100 words). Briefly outline the product’s technical specifications (i.e. suggested retail price, height, weight, any pertinent certifications, etc.). When is the product’s launch date? List details of the industry or sector you are working in. List the project team members, including project lead.
  • Why do you think your innovation deserves an Excellence Award and how will it impact the world?
  • Please provide LINKS to any relevant images, videos, or documents that you would like to serve as supporting materials for this submission.
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FAQs


1. What are The Pittcon Today Excellence Awards?
The Pittcon Today Excellence Awards are the premier business awards recognizing ingenuity and innovation at the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science.


2. Who can enter?
The awards are open to all exhibitors participating in Pittcon 2018.


3. How much does it cost to enter?
Entry is free for all exhibitors.


4. What are the deadlines?
The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, January 12, 2018. There will be no entries accepted after this date.


5. How many products can I enter?
There is no limit to the number of products you can enter. For each product to be considered, you must enter separate submissions.


6. Must I disclose sales numbers?
Yes. The self-reported sales numbers are used to determine your category for entry – divided between small, medium and large-sized companies – and help judges evaluate the goals and outcomes relative to your budget. An exact number is not required and will not be publicized; only a reasonable budget range is needed.


7. Why am I given the option of two dates for the finalist announcement?
In the event that you would not like to publicly disclose product details before the conference, you are given the option of choosing between two dates for disclosing your participation if you are chosen as a finalist: the standard date (February 2018) or the embargo date (Sunday, February 225, 2018). Judges will keep all product details confidential until the announcement.


8. Are supporting materials required?
No. Submitting materials are not required, but may increase your chances of winning an award. Materials should emphasize the product’s impact and provide specific examples of success.


9. How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by a blue chip panel of experts from academia and leading industry publications. Judges will evaluate entries based on ingenuity, creativity, implementation and outcomes. The principal criterion is the projected impact the product will have on the industry and the world.


10. How many winners will there be?
There will be a Bronze, Silver, and Gold winner in each of the three sales categories.


11. How will the winners be announced?
Finalists will be notified via email in late February 2018.The final announcement of winners in each category will take place on the opening day of the conference.


12. When is the awards ceremony?
The final announcement of winners will take place at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 27, 2 p.m. EST.

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