Entry Guidelines

  • Companies that are not exhibiting at CES may enter the Innovation Awards competition. However, non-exhibitor Honoree products will not be included for display in the Innovation Showcase at CES and will not be listed in the on-site Honoree directory in It Is Innovation, unless the company pays for an exhibit space by Oct. 31, 2018. If a company has fully paid for an exhibit space by Oct. 31, it can be listed in the on-site directory and have its product displayed in the showcase.

  • Entries must be submitted online through the Call for Entries portal by Sept. 19, 2018. This is the last and final deadline, and there will be no extensions granted under any circumstances.

  • Entries submitted in a previous year are not eligible for resubmission; however, if significantly unique and innovative enhancements have been made to the original product, then the new model will be eligible for submission. If an entry of a similar model previously submitted is disqualified, the entry fees will not be refunded.

  • At least two (2) different product photographs must accompany each entry. Entries may include up to five (5) photos. Photos must be submitted in a .jpg format and be less than 10MB. All photos must be submitted via the online submission process.

  • All entry forms are the property of CTA. We suggest you print or make a copy of your submission for your records.

  • An entry is qualified for judging when all required sections of the online entry tool are completed and entry fees have been paid in full. If the wrong entry fee is paid at the time of submission, the entry will be disqualified if the balance is not rectified by Oct. 5, 2018. CTA is not responsible for follow-up of incomplete entries.

  • Incomplete and unpaid entries will be disqualified. If you are unsure if your entry is complete, please contact us at InnovationAwards@CTA.tech. Refunds will not be issued for applications withdrawn after submission.

  • Entries must be paid online at the time of submission, using a credit card. Check and invoice payments are not accepted. 

  • To evaluate an entry, the judges may ask for additional information, including a request to provide a product sample.

  • If improperly categorized, an entry may be moved to a different category based on the recommendation of the judging panel, without consent from the entrant.

  • Each company selected as an Honoree grants CTA permission, without compensation, to use its name and photograph/likeness and/or entry in promoting this or similar awards programs in the future.

  • Materials must meet CTA standards for appropriate product presentation and taste and may be asked to be resubmitted or disqualified at any time, if they are deemed inappropriate.

  • CTA reserves the right to rescind any awards granted to honorees that have misrepresented their product or entry in this competition.

Entry Qualifications

The CES Innovation Awards program is open to anyone who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes consumer technology products marketed in the United States, or is an authorized agent of the organization or individual who is authorized to submit entries.

  • All entries must comply with the Official Rules.

  • Products entered must fit within one of the official award categories.
    See the official award categories.

  • Products entered must be available for sale to the public, for the first time, in U.S. retail outlets or on the internet between April 1, 2018, and April 1, 2019.

  • If you are a CES 2019 exhibitor, one sample of your Innovation Honoree product (prototype or the final product) must be available for display in the Innovation Showcase at CES 2019, Jan. 8-11, in Las Vegas, NV. Best of Innovation Honorees must allow CTA to hold one sample of the product for up to one year, for display at other CTA-related events.

  • Companies not exhibiting at CES may also enter the 2019 Innovation Awards; however, non-exhibiting companies are assessed a higher entry fee and may not display their product in the Innovation Showcase at CES.


Please note:

You must provide a minimum of two (we encourage more) different high-resolution photos of your product, along with your written entry submission.