CES Press Release

Call for Entries: CES 2017 Innovation Awards

Applications accepted now through September 16

Arlington, VA – 08/08/2016 – 

WHAT: The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ – owner and producer of CES – the global stage for innovation – today announced the official call for CES 2017 Innovation Award entries. The annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories, including – but not limited to – wearable technologies, vehicle intelligence, smart home and virtual reality. 

WHEN: Applicants are encouraged to apply early and can submit entries from August 8 through September 16. The first 200 applicants will receive a $200 early bird discount. Honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled New York on November 10 and the winning products will be on display January 5-8 at CES 2017 in the Innovation Awards Showcase at Tech West.

JUDGING: Each product category has an expert, three-member judging team composed of an independent industrial designer, an independent engineer and a member of the trade press. Entries are judged on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, use/function and user value, unique/novel features and how the design and innovation directly compare to other products in the market.

DETAILS: Honorees will receive additional Innovation Awards benefits, including use of the Honoree logos on marketing assets and product packaging, exposure on CES.tech, listing in the January/February issue of It Is Innovation (i3) and an Innovation Awards Honoree trophy.

For full contest rules and to submit online, visit CES.tech/innovation. Questions should be directed to InnovationAwards@CTA.tech


Note to Editors:  The official name of the global technology event is “CES®.”  Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

Press Contacts:

Allison Fried

Megan Sanko