Deadline now extended through June 2, 2017! 

***Please note: You will only have 20 minutes to enter all of your information. We recommend writing all of your answers in a word document BEFORE clicking on the Add New Submition button. Then use copy and paste to plug your answers into their corresponding entry fields.  The questions are below.  You may log in and change your answers or attachments at any time before the contest deadline.***


VISIONARY AWARD QUESTIONS 
  1. Please provide a brief description of your organization and the product/services you provide.
  2. Please provide a description and explanation of this new or improved product, in simple, practical terms. In other words, why should the judges choose this product as a Visionary finalist?
  3. What year was this product first introduced?
  4. How does this product differ from any prior and/or existing product that would currently be on the market with the same application and/or end user benefit? Is there anything about the product that can be considered unique?
  5. Is there an environmental and/or safety benefit that the product provides?
  6. What effects will the product have on the end user's business? Please list impact on areas such as lower material costs or labor savings, access to new product markets, improved customer service, etc...
  7. What is the price range for this product, service or product group? (In U.S. Dollars)
  8. Please provide us with a brief description of your entry, so we can use it in our promotional material for the 2017 Fair. (75 word limit)
  9. Type in your Name of Product as you would like it to appear in the showcase.
  10. Show contact Name and Phone number

EARN THE RECOGNITION THAT YOU DESERVE!

The AWFS®Fair Visionary New Product Awards are special awards available to AWFS®Fair exhibitors that recognize outstanding achievements in distinct areas of expertise. These awards are presented at the Fair, and the recipients will gain favorable media coverage in post-show publications. Add to that the unlimited opportunities for self-promotion that winning a prestigious award offers, and it’s obvious that the potential benefits are well worth the effort of entering and competing for these awards.
 
AWFS®FAIR VISIONARY NEW PRODUCT AWARDS AND SHOWCASE
The AWFS®Fair Visionary New Product Awards are prestigious awards recognizing exhibitors for innovation for new-to-market products, which includes any product that has been introduced to the industry since the 2015 AWFS®Fair (July, 2015).  All company’s whose entries are accepted will have their product featured in the New Product Showcase for the duration of the show. This showcase will be located on the show floor and in past shows, has proven to be one of the Fair’s most popular features.

In order to enter your new product in the AWFS®Fair Visionary New Product Awards please fill in the AWFS®Fair Visionary New Product Awards application on this site and be aware that you may enter your product for judging in more than one Main Category.  In addition, you will also be able to submit photos, brochures and other product information along with your answers to the New Product questions.

FIRST TIME EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE
There is no charge for First Time Exhibitors to enter the First Time Exhibitor Showcase unless you want your product to be judged in the Visionary Awards.  If you do want the product to be judged, the New Product Awards Showcase entry form, found in the Exhibitor Marketing Manual  must be submitted, along with payment,  and an online submission be made on this site for the Visionary Awards.  
 
Please note: When submitting your entry, for the Visionary Award, DO NOT select First Time Exhibitor as a Main Category but rather choose a category that you would like your product to be considered for.

If you simply want your product to be included in the First Time Exhibitors Showcase and not become an award contestant, you may submit your entry free of charge into the First Time Exhibitor Showcase, by selecting First Time Exhibitor under the Main Category Menu and answer any of the questions you may believe are applicable under the Visionary New Product Awards online application.  Any questions should be directed to Angela Hernandez at Angela@awfs.org or at (800) 946-2937
 
FINALISTS FOR THE VISIONARY NEW PRODUCT AWARDS WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY:
            A booth designation as a New Product Finalist at the show
 
WINNING COMPANIES WILL:
•            Be posted on AWFSFair.org, on Facebook page and on Twitter directly from the show
•            Included in a press release announcing the winners
•            Provided a press release template & logo with media list to promote the win
 
FOR ALL VISIONARY NEW PRODUCT ENTRIES
•            Entries must be received no later than May 26, 2017
•            Payment Form (PDF) must also be emailed to Angela Hernandez (angela@awfs.org), along with payment before New Product Award applications will be accepted.
•            Entries are to be hand delivered to the Las Vegas Convention Center by no later than July 18, 2017 at the center back of the machinery hall, booth 8681.  Please do not send product to the AWFS Fair office in advance.

ALL CATEGORIES

•             Visionary Award winners will be announced at the AWFS®Fair, on the morning of Friday, July 21, 2017.