Categories & Entry

Get recognized for the significant contributions your company has made to design and manufacturing. Nominate your company, or a company that you think deserves an award, today. For full details on the submission process, including descriptions and benefits for entering, please click on the Categories & Entry section above. Deadlines range from July 28, 2014 to October 23, 2014. Enter today!

2015 Product Award Categories:

We are looking for products in the 16 categories below that are exceptional and cutting-edge – ahead of the rest.

Products that entered the marketplace between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2013, are eligible. All product awards require as much information on your product as possible. A long description in press release form is preferable. We also need a high-resolution image (300 dpi) that is no smaller than 2 inches by 3 inches.

Fee to enter is $295. Finalists and winners will be chosen by the Design News editorial staff and board of directors.

  • Electronics & Test

    • Components, Hardware & Interconnects
    • Embedded Computing/Processing
    • Analog/Power Management/Control
    • Test & Measurement
  • Automation & Control

    • Controllers
    • Drives
    • Fluid Power Technologies
    • Industrial Network Technologies (e.g., I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)
    • Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices
    • Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals
  • Design Tools: Hardware & Software

    • Analysis & Calculation Software
    • CAD/PDM/PLM Software
  • Materials & Assembly

    • Engineering Plastics
    • Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components
    • Materials Processing
    • 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Materials, Tools & Services

Gadget Freak

We will also be recognizing a Gadget Freak – to enter your gadget, please visit Design News. A NEW offering for the Gadget Freak category for 2015 will include a separate award for high school and college students.

Rising Engineering Star

Do you know someone who is ahead of the trends and is significantly performing in the industry? Is he or she (or you) making strides in the field of design engineering and not looking back? Nominees must be based in the United States. There is no fee to enter. Finalists and winners will be chosen by the Design News editorial staff and board of directors.