With new and revamped categories and entry criteria for Elektra Awards 2019, we guarantee that companies and individuals worldwide will have the best opportunity of winning a prestigious Elektra Award.

COMPANY

Distributor of the Year

This is an award for companies that derive most of their revenues from selling components in the UK, and which have achieved clear business milestones during the past 12 months.

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Tell us why your company should win an award

Convince the judges that your company is worthy of winning one of our prestigious awards.


Company objectives and overall strategy

Provide us with a brief description of your company and its contribution to the electronics industry. In addition, we would like to see:

- Examples of your ‘customer’ demographics

- Evidence of an effective commercial strategy for the future

- How you provide value to your customers and why they use your services. What are you offering that makes you stand out?

- What value you bring to your vendor partners

We are looking for companies that are able to adapt and respond to a dynamic and changing market.


How are you innovating?

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, services, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Customer Testimonials

Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. It is limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. You cannot upload multiple image files but you can upload a zipped file containing multiple images. Any additional documents such as PowerPoint presentations of your award entry will not be accepted.

Manufacturer of the Year

Manufacturers, including OEMs, sub-contractors and EMS companies with operations in the UK qualify to enter for this award. It will go to the manufacturer that has demonstrated the most impressive level of commercial success and executed new business projects in global markets over the past 12 months.

This category is now closed

Tell us why your company should win an award

Convince the judges that your company is worthy of winning one of our prestigious awards.


Company objectives and overall strategy

Provide us with a brief description of your company and its contribution to the electronics industry. In addition, we would like to see:

- Examples of your ‘customer’ demographics

- Evidence of an effective commercial strategy for the future

- How you provide value to your customers and why they use your services. What are you offering that makes you stand out?

- What value you bring to your vendor partners

We are looking for companies that are able to adapt and respond to a dynamic and changing market.


How are you innovating?

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, services, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Customer Testimonials

Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. It is limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. You cannot upload multiple image files but you can upload a zipped file containing multiple images. Any additional documents such as PowerPoint presentations of your award entry will not be accepted.

Start-up business of the Year

Venture fund or privately financed companies that have set up operations in Europe in the past five years can enter for this award. Judges will look for evidence that a company is building a business to be competitive in global markets, in design, manufacturing or distribution.

This category is now closed

Tell us why your company should win an award

Convince the judges that your company is worthy of winning one of our prestigious awards.


Company objectives and overall strategy

Provide us with a brief description of your company and its contribution to the electronics industry. In addition, we would like to see:

- Examples of your ‘customer’ demographics

- Evidence of an effective commercial strategy for the future

- How you provide value to your customers and why they use your services. What are you offering that makes you stand out?

- What value you bring to your vendor partners

We are looking for companies that are able to adapt and respond to a dynamic and changing market.


How are you innovating?

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, services, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Customer Testimonials

Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. It is limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. You cannot upload multiple image files but you can upload a zipped file containing multiple images. Any additional documents such as PowerPoint presentations of your award entry will not be accepted.

NEW CATEGORY - Best Campaign of the Year

The award for Best Campaign of the Year will recognise a marketing, PR and/or advertising campaign that is world-class, successful and meets the company’s business and strategic objectives.

The judges will consider how the campaign used business insights or intelligence to demonstrate an understanding of long-term business objectives, the means by which the campaign was executed, how the target audience was reached and what the resulting engagement was.

Entries will be judged on supporting information including how effectively the activity was tailored to an identified business need or target audience. In addition, companies need to provide specific performance metrics (if applicable), details of any measurable ROI, evidence of increased brand awareness or change in brand/product perceptions, increased engagement, evidence that the campaign’s success criteria were met or exceeded, and any evidence showing how the campaign added value to the business. The award is open to both large and small budget campaigns.

The campaign can be one-off activity, part of a longer-term strategy, a product launch, a brand awareness campaign or any other activity that has set out to achieve specific objectives. Companies may enter directly, or marketing/PR agencies may enter a campaign on behalf of a client.

This category is now closed

Tell us why your company should win an award

Convince the judges that your company is worthy of winning one of our prestigious awards.


Company objectives and overall strategy

Provide us with a brief description of your company and its contribution to the electronics industry. In addition, we would like to see:

- Examples of your ‘customer’ demographics

- Evidence of an effective commercial strategy for the future

- How you provide value to your customers and why they use your services. What are you offering that makes you stand out?

- What value you bring to your vendor partners

We are looking for companies that are able to adapt and respond to a dynamic and changing market.


How are you innovating?

We’re looking for companies that demonstrate innovation in developing and bringing to market new concepts, services, products and solutions, and how they stand out from the competition. Innovation could also include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Customer Testimonials

Testimonials should be obtained from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than people who work for your organisation.


Supporting material

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. It is limited to up to three images and one video link per entry. You cannot upload multiple image files but you can upload a zipped file containing multiple images. Any additional documents such as PowerPoint presentations of your award entry will not be accepted.

PRODUCTS

Design Tools and Development Software Award

An award for the software design tool, application or software IP that demonstrates technical capabilities which differentiate it from competitor products.

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Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Excellence in Product Design for High-Reliability Systems

This award celebrates the achievements of design engineers in developing market specific end products. It will recognise innovative product design which has had a significant impact in its market. This category is open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs that carried out part of the product development in Europe.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions: 

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words) 
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)


Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided. Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Excellence in Product Design for Medical

This award celebrates the achievements of design engineers in developing market specific end products. It will recognise innovative product design which has had a significant impact in its market. This category is open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs that carried out part of the product development in Europe.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Internet-of-Things Product Innovation Award

This award will be presented for a semiconductor reference design, or system level product, that best demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness for the internet-of-things (IoT). This year we’d also like to identify and celebrate organisations which demonstrate good IoT security stewardship.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

LED Lighting Product of the Year

This is an award for a semiconductor lighting product that demonstrates technical capabilities that differentiate it from competitors.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Passive & Electromechanical Product of Year

An award for a passive or electromechanical component demonstrating technical capabilities that differentiate it from its competitors.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Power System Product of the Year

This award is for the power product that demonstrates technical capabilities which differentiate it from its competitors.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Semiconductor Product of the Year – Analogue

An award for an analogue or mixed signal semiconductor that demonstrates technical capabilities which differentiate it from competitor products.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Semiconductor Product of the Year – Digital

This award is for a digital semiconductor IC or chip where the digital element is the main differentiating function, demonstrating technical capabilities that differentiate it from its competitors.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

Test Product of the Year

This award will be won by a test instrument or system that demonstrates technical capabilities and usefulness which differentiate it from competitor products.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

The Automotive Electronics Innovation & Excellence Award

This award celebrates the achievements of design engineers in developing market specific end products. It will recognise innovative product design which has had a significant impact in its market. This category is open to component suppliers and end-product OEMs that carried out part of the product development in Europe.

This category is now closed

Written submission

The judges will be asked to award scores according to answers to three questions. You have 750 words in total maximum to give the judges the information they need.

Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the product address its intended application better than incumbent products? Include performance parameters, in number form where possible. (250 words)
  2. How innovative are the novel elements within this product? (250 words)
  3. What additional applications or markets might this product open-up? (250 words)

Tip: Be concise and accurate. You may split your 750 words across the three answer sections differently - Think twice before you do submit.

Supporting material

To assist the judges, entrants can provide supporting information to support the entry. Judges are not compelled to view the supporting material.

Up to three items of supporting information can be provided.

Any combination of: data sheets, diagrams, photos or videos (two minutes maximum length) is admissible. Data sheets, diagrams and photos must be zipped into a single file. Videos must be in the form of a web link.

PEOPLE

Design Team of the Year

This award is open to OEMs and design houses involved in product development projects. Entries should include the description of a project which has been active during the past 12 months.

This category is now closed

Tell us why your team should win an award

Tell us why you think your team is worthy of an award. Innovation here could include working practices and corporate management initiatives, not just technology.


Evidence of user/customer satisfaction

How has your team delivered real benefits to the organisation in terms of improved efficiency, RoI, investment protection, growth or some other measure?


Supporting material

Show us what you’ve been doing through images, video or whatever will show us what your team has achieved. 

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion.

Educational Support Award

This award will be presented to a company that demonstrates a commitment to the education of future engineers by providing support to schools, colleges or universities.

This category is now closed

Tell us why you should win this award

Provide a description of project(s) that have achieved academic success. Show evidence of usefulness and application from project/individual achievement and how these project(s) have contributed to the electronics industry.


Supporting material

Use images (300dpi) or video to show us what your team has achieved.

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion. 

Rising Star of the Year

Electronics Weekly is looking for a talented young engineer in their first five years in the industry. Companies and universities can enter candidates who demonstrate a high level of practical skill and ambition and are contributing to the business.

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You can enter this award for yourself or nominate a peer/colleague/employee


Tell us why you should win an award

Show us how outstanding you are/your nominee is. Tell us about your aspirations to contribute to the industry or your expectations for their future success. What makes this person stand out from the rest?


Skills

The judges are looking for a mixture of technical and business skills.


Summary of contribution

Good, clear points, concise and devoid of waffle and marketing-speak. We’d like to see evidence of passion about electronics and inspiring others.


Performance/achievement

Include a description of project(s) that have achieved academic or commercial success.


Supporting material

Show us what you’ve been doing with images (300dpi) or video. If you’re doing amazing things then there’s nothing more powerful than actually seeing it.

Supporting material is optional and at your own discretion.

Thank you to our 2019 Elektra Awards Partners