Manufacturer Of The Year
The Smart Building Awards 2019 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged fairly by an expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry, meaning none of the members on the judging panel will know the winner until it is announced on the evening of the event.
There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period will be between September 2017 and March 2019. That means any product launched, or project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.
Each category will have a 600-word limit, while a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category, and while it’s not mandatory to meet every criteria point, there will be a certain number of boxes you will have to check before your entry is eligible.
The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender. Entries will close on 22 February 2019.
25.02.19: GREAT NEWS! DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Due to unprecedented demand and requests, we have extended the entry deadline by two weeks. So you now have until 11.30pm on Friday 8 March 2019 to put pen to paper (in a digital sense) and submit your entries!
Manufacturer Of The Year Criteria
Who can enter: The manufacturer of the year category can be entered by a manufacturer (or its distributor) that has been actively operating in the smart home sector during the qualifying period. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.
When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by March 8.
What we’re looking for:
- New Additions: What new products have you launched this year that have really offered something new and exciting for the marketplace? Why are they such a big deal, and what did you do to ensure the whole industry heard about them?
- Training: What training do you offer to ensure that installers know how to use your product? Do you keep your training regularly updated?
- Industry Support: Have you done anything to support the industry during the qualifying period? Maybe it’s hold events for installers to try out your products, or attended trade shows? What have you done to actively support the custom installation industry?
Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on three criteria. The judge will give a score based on new additions and training, an overall score will also be given for your summary.
Additional Materials: We require an image of the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage or case studies.