What are the Elektra Awards
For over 60 years, Electronics Weekly has been bringing the most up-to-date and exclusive news, commentary and analysis to electronics industry professionals all over the world. As the industry evolved and grew over time, there was an inherent issue, raised by various electronics companies, for the need to recognise and reward companies and individuals who stood out and contributed to the successful advancement of the sector.
Electronics Weekly embraced this challenge, and as a way to give back and ensure the prosperity and longevity of the electronics industry’s future, the Elektra Awards was created.
The Elektra Awards is an awards ceremony where companies and individuals are rewarded and recognised for their excellent performance, innovation and contribution to the global electronics industry. These awards also provide a platform for link-minded and key industry professionals to gather in one place to network, share ideas and celebrate the achievements of the industry.
17 years on, the Elektra Awards still embraces the reputation for being a prestigious and credible awards ceremony and remains an annual highlight in the electronics industry events calendar.
Who attends the Elektra Awards?
Each year, the Elektra Awards attracts over 150 companies from all sectors of the global electronics industry with the guest list comprising of mostly influential c-suite decision makers as well as the teams who contributed to the company projects and innovations nominated, PR agencies, the Electronics Weekly editorial and sales team and, of course, our highly-respected and independent panel of judges.
View 2018's list of attending companies here
What are the benefits of entering the Elektra Awards?
Opportunity to assess your current business model and processes
By entering the Elektra Awards, you have the opportunity to assess your business from a different perspective. You will be able to evaluate whether your technology, company performance and current business practices and processes give you a competitive advantage over your competitors.
It allows you to benchmark your company against others within the industry and helps you to identify where you may need to improve and how you can go about doing so.
What are the benefits of winning an Elektra Award?
- Increased employee motivation and morale
Entering the Elektra Awards, and eventually winning, allows the business to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that is exhibited by their employees to make the business triumphant. Employees will be motivated to keep working hard and contributing to the business’s success if they know that you truly value them and are rewarded for their efforts.
Why not book tickets to the Elektra Awards 2019 for your incredible employees as a way of celebrating and thanking them for the great work they have done?
Winning the award also aids businesses in attracting and retaining top-class talent. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company that is seen as the best of the best in the industry?
- Increased credibility
Becoming an Elektra Awards winner is seen as one of the most prestigious accolades a company or individual can receive by the global electronics industry.
Furthermore, winning your category at the Elektra Awards acts as a third part endorsement for your company as it increases your credibility amongst industry peers and positions you an expert in your particular field – nationally and globally.
Taking home the coveted title also clearly differentiates you from your competitors and gives you an edge when acquiring or retaining customers or suppliers.
- Increased brand visibility
By winning an Elektra Award (or even just by being shortlisted) your business will be exposed to many marketing and PR opportunities. Electronics Weekly provides free publicity as we highlight both the winners and shortlisted companies and individuals in our magazine in the run up to and post the Elektra Awards.
In addition, your business will be seen as setting the industry standard for a particular category which may, in turn, lead to breaking into new (possibly previously unattainable) markets, acquiring new clients as well as earning greater respect and credibility amongst your existing customer base.
Your business also will be exposed to increased publicity (including enhanced brand recall and increased traffic to the website and social media pages), especially winning an award from and being associated with a highly respected and well established awards scheme such as the Elektra Awards. To read more about the Elektra Awards and our history, read more here.
Who can enter?
The awards are open to any company involved in the Electronics Industry across the globe, from manufacturers and distributors of any kind of equipment used in electronics, to universities and design teams.
Can you enter direct or does someone have to nominate you?
Companies or individuals may submit entries on their own behalf, or on behalf of other individuals or organisations, including colleagues, industry peers, suppliers or clients. If submitting on someone else’s behalf, please ensure you have their permission to do so.
Can a PR agency submit projects for their clients?
Absolutely! However, we do advise that you run the entry through your clients for approval before you submit the entry.
What is the eligibility period for entering?
All product launches and innovations, manufacturer’s information, project and company information should relate to the 12 month period from end of June 2018 to end of June 2019. If the same entry was made for the 2017 Awards it will be disqualified.
How do I enter?
Entries can be submitted online. Simply identify the category you wish to enter and the criteria required, visit the how to enter page to ensure you have all the necessary information, upload your entry and submit! A confirmation email will then be sent to the email address provided.
Which category can I enter?
We’ve outlined who should enter which category on our website. Closely review these and determine which is most appropriate. You can enter more than one relevant category to increase your chances of being shortlisted.
When is the entry deadline?
How much time do you suggest I take to submit an entry?
We suggest that you take up to 6 weeks to put your entry together and submit it. This time frame gives you ample time to consider all the elements of the entry criteria and allows you to ensure your entry is award winning when you submit it.
Can I submit an entry in more than one category?
Can I submit an entry from a previous year?
Entries submitted for the 2018 Elektra Awards cannot be entered for the 2019 Elektra Awards unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.
Can I upload documents rather than fill out the form?
Unfortunately not. You will be required to fill out the form on the entry system in order to enter.
I do not want to provide financial information, can my company still enter?
You can still enter. However, if you are in a position to provide financial information these can help strengthen your entry. All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published.
Do I need customer testimonials?
Customer testimonials will help strengthen your entry.
Do I have to answer all the questions?
Make sure you read the criteria for the particular category you are entering and answer the questions. Then make sure you give direct, easy to find answers against *ALL* of the criteria.
Can I send hard copy in the post?
No hard copies will not be accepted. All entries must be submitted via the online entry form at www.elektraawards.co.uk. Entries submitted by any other means or in any other format will be disqualified.
Do I have to present my entry to the judges?
No, all submissions are judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.
The Judging Process
Who are the judges?
Each year, we select an unbiased, highly-respected, diverse and knowledgeable panel of industry experts who undertake the enormous task of judging the outstanding Elektra Awards entries.
Keep your eyes on our website as we will reveal our judges shortly.
What’s the confidentiality policy?
The information in your entry will remain confidential between all members of the Elektra Awards team. All of our judges are bound by Non-Disclosure Agreements.
How will the entries be judged?
All entries will be judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.
When will the shortlist be announced?
The shortlist will be announced on 25 September.
Why attend the Elektra Awards?
Attending the Elektra Awards is a fantastic opportunity to network and discuss your employees, innovations, technology, business and best practices with key industry players. This is especially beneficial if you are a start-up or small business trying to break into the electronics industry.
- Chance to treat your clients, partners and suppliers
In addition to treating your clients, partners and suppliers to an evening of glitz and glamour, by inviting them to the Elektra Awards you are able to show them, first hand, the incredible work you have been undertaking. Even better, if you win an Elektra Award these influential individuals will be around to see you rise up amongst your competitors. We have no doubt that these key decision makers will be the first ones in line to recommend you to others, proving that that word-of-mouth and personal testimonials are the most effective form of marketing in the B2B space.
- Increased employee motivation and morale
Why not book tickets to the Elektra Awards 2019 for your incredible employees as a way of celebrating and thanking them for the great work they have done? Employees will be motivated to keep working hard and contributing to the business’s success if they know that you truly value them and are rewarded for their efforts.
Where is the venue?
JW Marriott Grosvenor House London - 86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN
When will my ticket be sent to me?
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced during the Elektra Awards ceremony on 4 December.
What are the costs to attend?
Table packages will be available shortly.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is black tie.
What is the evening's timings?
18:45 - Drinks reception
19:30 - Welcome Speech and dinner
21:30 - Awards presentation starts
22:45 - Awards presentation ends
23:00 - Entertainment and networking
01:00 - Carriages
*Please note: all timings are subject to change
What is the cost of drinks?
The costs of drinks and drinks packages will be available shortly.
Is there any accommodation available?
A link to preferred hotels will be made available shortly.
How do we get to the venue?
Entry to the awards should be made via the main entrance to the Ballroom, located on Park Lane.
How do we leave the venue?
Guests should exit via the main doors to the Ballroom on Park Lane