The Edison Awards, which has been recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987, is extending its Call for Nominations for the 2014 competition for one additional week. Through its rich history, the Edison Awards have recognized game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation.
Nominations are being accepted now through December 13, 2013 in the following categories:
• Applied Technology
• Living, Working & Learning Environments
• Consumer Packaged Goods
• Material Science
• Media/Visual Communication
• Electronics & Computers
• New Retail Frontiers
• Energy & Sustainability
• Industrial Design
• Thomas A. Edison Marketing Award
• Innovative Services
• Lifestyle & Social Impact
• Edison Green Award*
Nominations will be judged against a set of criteria, intended to highlight and capture the true spirit of innovation, centered on four key areas: Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.
The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made his name recognizable throughout the world. Edison pioneered five industries that transformed our world, including the incandescent electric light and the distribution system for electrical power, the phonograph and recorded sound, the telephone transmitter, the electric storage battery, and the motion-picture camera.
Judging of the 2014 nominations will begin immediately following the December 13, 2013 nominations deadline and finalists will be announced in February 2013. The Edison Achievement Award recognizes an individual for his/her contributions to the world of innovation, will be presented during the Annual Edison Awards Gala in April 2014. The black-tie Gala is an integral part of a two-day program, which also features a “Meet the Innovators Forum” and other popular networking events.
For more information or to nominate, visit http://edisonawards.com/Nominations.php