2019 Cabling Innovators Awards: Criteria for entries

We're fast approaching the April 30 deadline for early-bird entries into the 2019 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. If you haven't yet completed (or started!) your submission, here's a rundown of the main criteria for program entry.

2019 Cabling Innovators Awards: Criteria for entries
2019 Cabling Innovators Awards: Criteria for entries

We're fast approaching the April 30 deadline for early-bird entries into the 2019 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. If you haven't yet completed (or started!) your submission, here's a rundown of the main criteria for program entry.

The results of this awards program will be announced in September 2019. High-scoring honorees will be recognized as a leader and innovator to the largest collection of structured cabling professionals in the world with coverage in Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on www.cablinginstall.com. They’ll also receive a beautiful award, suitable for display at trade shows, and elsewhere!

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Each Cabling Innovators Awards entry should address why the project/application/product being nominated stands out as an innovative application of a cabling or communications product or system.

Judges will review your entry based on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeapproach to project or system design and implementation
  • Value to the user, which can be measured by such qualities as return-on-investment, loss prevention, or business- efficiency gains
  • Positive impact on the customer
  • Sustainability, characterized by overall eco-friendliness, long-term value, lifecycle cost-effectiveness, or other measures you can describe
  • Meeting a defined need as a well-conceived, well-executed initiative that fully met specific user requirements
  • Collaboration, including communication and cooperation throughout the value chain through which the product or system was procured and deployed
  • Impact, which can be identified by describing the difference made on the professionals involved, on the productivity of users, and/or on society as a whole.

Make sure to include the following in your judges' packet:

  • A specification sheet outlining the user needs that are met
  • Project begin and end dates (if applicable)
  • Additional pages, as needed, to answer the question below

Optional items to consider:

  • Testimonials by end-user customers
  • Video footage of the product/system in use at the application site (“Smartphone-quality” video is acceptable.)

Start your entry into the 2019 Cabling Innovators Awards program.

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