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Innovators Awards FAQ's
(Frequently Asked Questions)
How do I enter?
1. Complete an online entry form: https://militaryawards.secure-platform.com:443/a/solicitations/72/home
2. Sign the agreement
3. Click "Add to cart" and proceed to checkout
What is the deadline for entry?
The final deadline is May 28, 2021
What is my incentive for participating?
High scoring companies will be recognized as a leader and innovator within the industry during a special online presentation as well as in Military & Aerospace Electronics’ editorial coverage, including:
- Magazine articles
- Web articles
- eNewsletter inclusion
- Social media coverage
In addition to Military & Aerospace Electronics coverage, you will receive:
- A physical award suitable for display at trade shows
- A special award logo for use on your website or in your promotion
- Recognition on social communities - Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Worried about non-disclosure agreements?
If you have an application that you would like to submit but, are worried that a non-disclosure agreement will prevent you from doing so, feel free to refer to the parties involved in general terms.
Do you have a question about whether your product or application would be a worthy entrant, or where it might fit?
Reach out on questions like these, and any other, by contacting John Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the cost of submitting an entry?
$595 for early bird submissions received on, or before May 4, 2021
$695 for submissions received after May 4, 2021
Final Deadline is June 14, 2021
What information is requested on the electronic submission form?
Those choosing to complete an entry will need to provide us with details that will allow our panel of judges to accurately reflect upon the innovative product. Additionally, we want to represent those chosen as honorees, and their teams, accurately in our press coverage. To ensure these objectives are met we will be collecting the following information:
- Contact details of the person submitting the form
- Company name and product/application name of the entry
- Up to five additional parties who were involved in the project’s, including system manufacturer, project designer,
- installer/contractor/integrator, distributor, and/or end-user customer
- Billing contact details
- Email where final scores should be submitted
- Address where award should be shipped
Is this a product awards program analyzing and recognizing the characteristics of products that are available in the market?
No, it isn’t. The program’s intent is to recognize military and aerospace electronics products, design innovations, networking schemes, and subsystems integration as real-world enabling technologies for aerospace and defense applications. To that end, a submission should describe in some detail how a product, design, or subsystem has been put to use and solves design problems that previously were difficult or impossible. This awards program is an opportunity for product manufacturers to showcase their products’ characteristics and value. Please include people and/or organizations such as component suppliers, subsystem integrators, and prime systems integrators that participated in the successful deployment of a product, group of products, or system. The program gives product manufacturers the opportunity to nominate themselves along with their business partners, suppliers, and customers.
What are the categories for Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards submissions?
- C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)
- Trusted Computing
- Embedded Computing
- Interconnect Technology
- Power Electronics
- RF & Microwave
- Test & Measurement
What if we’ve completed a worthy project but the end-user customer won’t allow us to publicize it?
Please describe the project in general terms with as many specifics as possible. For example, a submission can include references like “a prime systems integrator specializing in avionics design.” With the user characterized in general terms yet remaining anonymous, the remainder of the project’s description can be more specific without compromising a customer that wishes to remain anonymous.
Who can submit an entry?
Submissions are open to any organization or person, of any discipline, involved in the specification, design, installation, or management of military and aerospace electronics components, subsystems, full systems, or military platforms. We know that innovations take place in many forms, so submissions can describe creativity and innovative thinking used in developing military and aerospace electronics hardware and software that save time, money, energy, or all of the above.
I prefer to be billed rather than paying via credit card. Is this possible?
We are able to bill for awards entries but there is a $50 processing fee for customers not using a credit card.