Your Entry

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.

Submitting an entry for the Elektra Awards is FREE!

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.

View categories here

The deadline for submitting your entry is 16 August. No entries will be considered after this date so we suggest getting your entries in sooner, rather than later!

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.

Yes, however be mindful that each category has a different set of criteria so do not copy and paste your entry.

View categories and criteria here.

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.

Unfortunately not. You will be required to fill out the form on the entry system in order to 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 All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published.

Customer testimonials will help strengthen your entry. 

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.

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.

No, all submissions are judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.

Eligibility

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.

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.

Absolutely! However, we do advise that you run the entry through your clients for approval before you submit the entry.

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.

Entries must relate to mass production availability and not sample availability.

If the same entry was made for the 2018 Awards it will be disqualified unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.

The Product Category

Any size of organisation - Elektra Awards have been won by one-person consultancies, SMEs and multi-nationals. Entries must be in English.

You are the expert on this.

You may already be particularly proud of something (or someone) this year, or you can seek inspiration from the Elektra Award category list.

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.

Entries must relate to mass production availability and not sample availability.

If the same entry was made for the 2018 Awards it will be disqualified unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.

1. Read the appropriate category entry criteria for guidance on what the judges need.

2. Spend your word count allocation, answering and supporting with facts and figures about the product/person/service/company you are entering.

A great work of literature is not required, but write clearly because the judges are only human.

Bear in mind the word count allocation and keep to the point: "Company X, globally renowned supplier of high-performance Product Y and the 'You Know it Makes Sense' company, focused on solving your time-to-market challenges...." ...will waste at least 20 words of your allocation.

No.

You may only enter once into any one category. If you put more than one entry in a single category, only one of them will be presented to the judges. This entry will be chosen arbitrarily.

Yes, however be mindful that each category has a different set of criteria so do not copy and paste your entry.

View categories and criteria here.

A data sheet or diagram is legitimate supplementary information, as is a photo or diagram that explains something about the entered person, product, service or company.

When categories allow links to videos, the maximum video length is two minutes.

Do not submit a press release - any relevant information should already be described within in the word count allocation. D

o not send entire PowerPoint presentations - but a single diagram extracted from one might be relevant.

Do not send web links to company websites. Do not send web links to product pages. A link to a web page that is a result of a project that is the subject of an entry might be relevant

The Judging Process

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.

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.

All entries will be judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.

The Shortlist

The shortlist will be announced on 25 September.

General

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.

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

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.

  • 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

The Awards

  • Networking

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. 

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London - 86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN

You will receive a e-ticket to the awards two weeks prior to the event. . If you have not received your ticket 3 days prior to the awards, please email Kimryn Sherwood as soon as possible.

The winners will be announced during the Elektra Awards ceremony on 4 December.

Table packages will be available shortly.

The dress code is black tie.

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

The menu will not accessible until the evening of the Elektra Awards. Upon booking your table package, we shall contact you for dietary requirements.

If you haven’t been contacted for your dietary requirements please email Kimryn Sherwood

The costs of drinks and drinks packages will be available shortly.

Need somewhere to stay after the AV Awards 2019? 

We got you covered! Click here for preferential accommodation rates. 

Entry to the awards should be made via the main entrance to the Ballroom, located on Park Lane.

Guests should exit via the main doors to the Ballroom on Park Lane. 

Thank you to our 2019 Elektra Awards Partners