Innovation Awards

ESX’s Innovation Awards distinguish innovation and excellence in the industry — and identify the next-gen products and services that will offer significant opportunity for growth. Companies that serve the electronic security and life satefy industry are encouraged to enter products/services that benefit end users’ experience and those that benefit dealers, integrators, or monitoring companies’ top line revenues and bottom line results. To submit an entry, contact Sales Director Jim Conlon at jconlon@esxweb.com or 312.673.4856.

2020 Award Winners

Click here to view the ESX 2020 Innovation Awards winners.

Important Dates

April 12, 2021: Submission deadline for entries

Week of May 3, 2021: Innovation Award Category winners announced, TechVision finalists announced

New! June 7-8, 2021: TechVision virtual judging

At ESX 2021: TechVision Winner and Runner up will be announced at the Opening Keynote. People's Choice Award winner announced during the Thursday night reception

AWARDS

The 2021 ESX Innovation Awards and TechVision Challenge are comprised of three award types:

  • Innovation Awards, Best in Category: A panel of experts will review and select the best from each of the 14 product/service categories
  • TechVision Challenge, Best in Show: A panel of experts will review the Best in Category winners and select the top-rated product or service that demonstrates exemplary results, benefits, and innovation
  • TechVision Challenge, Runner Up
  • People’s Choice Award: The ESX community will have the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite product or service from the Best in Category winners

Entry Information

Entry Qualifications

To be considered for the Innovation Awards, the product or service entered must fit within one of the official award categories. The product or service entered must be either new or field tested and made available to the market after January 1, 2019 and prior to ESX 2021. If you are an ESX 2021 exhibitor, one sample of your award-winning product must be available for display in the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase at ESX 2021, June 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky. Each company is solely responsible for the submittal process and presentation materials.

Judging

Each product or service will be judged on the following:

  • Features and functions
  • Innovation
  • End user experience
  • Revenue growth potential
  • Impact on company value/efficiencies
  • Compliance with regulations

All entries are judged by members of the ESX Award Jury, representing leading professionals and experts in the electronic security and life safety industry. The Jury scores entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded based on the combined scoring of the Jury.

All decisions are final. By submitting a product or service to the 2021 ESX Innovation Awards, your entry will be submitted for the chance to win up to three awards – Best in CategoryTechVision Best in Show, and/or People’s Choice Award.

Award Benefits

Innovation Award Category winners will:

  • Receive a trophy
  • Be featured in a two-page spread in a summer 2021 edition of a prominent channel publication
  • Be announced in an official ESX Innovation Awards press release to trade media
  • New! Winners will be promoted in the Expo Hall driving attendee traffic to their booths to learn more about the winning product
  • Be considered to compete in ESX’s 2021 TechVision Challenge
  • Be included to compete in ESX’s 2021 People’s Choice Award

TechVision Challenge Winner and Runner up will:

  • Be awarded a trophy
  • Be featured in a two-page spread in a summer 2021 edition of a prominent channel publication
  • Be announced in an official ESX Innovation Awards press release to trade media
  • New! Winners will be promoted in the Expo Hall driving attendee traffic to their booths to learn more about the winning product
  • Be included to compete in ESX’s 2021 People’s Choice Award
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