Your Entry

Entries can only be submitted online.

Simply identify the category you wish to enter and the criteria required. Please ensure you have included all the necessary information before you 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 14 August. No entries will be considered after this date so we suggest getting your entries in sooner, rather than later!

We suggest that you allow 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 potentially 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 2019 Elektra Awards cannot be entered for the 2020 Awards unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.

Unfortunately not. You will be required to fill out all the necessary fields of the entry form on the entry system in order for your entry to go through to judging.

You can still enter. However, if you are in a position to provide financial information this can help strengthen your entry. All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published or shared beyond the judges.

Customer testimonials are not compulsory, but they can assist in strengthening an entry. 

All required fields on the entry form will need to be filled out as much as possible. In addition, 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 and 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 2019 to end of June 2020.

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

If the same entry was made for the 2019 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 submitted in English.

This is really up to you so long as you meet the criteria for that particular entry.

You may already be particularly proud of something (or someone) this year, or you can seek inspiration from the Elektra Awards 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 2019 to end of June 2020.

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

If the same entry was made for the 2019 Awards it will be disqualified unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.

Read the appropriate category entry criteria for guidance on what the judges are looking for.

Use your word count allocation to answer and support with facts and figures 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.

Do 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 in the week commencing 21 September.

The 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. 

    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 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 word-of-mouth and personal testimonials are the most effective form of marketing in the B2B space. 

    Why not book tickets to the Elektra Awards 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 reward them for their efforts. 

    The Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London - 86-90 Park Lane, 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 the Elektra Awards team as soon as possible.

    The winners will be announced during the Elektra Awards ceremony on 2 December.

    Please keep an eye on the website and our social channels for table packages and prices.

    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 Awards. Upon booking your table package, we will contact you to note any dietary requirements.

    If you haven’t been contacted for your dietary requirements one week before the event, please email the Elektra Awards events team

    The pricing for drinks and drinks packages will be available shortly.

    Accommodation options will be published shortly.

    You are requested to access via the main entrance to the Ballroom, located on Park Lane.

    Guests should exit via the main doors from the Ballroom onto Park Lane, where taxis will be available.

    General

    The Elektra Awards is a 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 like-minded and key industry professionals to gather in one place to network, share ideas and celebrate the achievements of the industry.

    18 years after its debut, 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 influential c-suite decision makers as well as the teams who contributed to the projects and innovations nominated. PR agencies, the Electronics Weekly editorial and sales team and, of course, our highly-respected and independent panel of judges are also in attendance.

    By entering the 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.

    Entering also 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.

    Entering the Elektra Awards, and especially winning, allows your business to acknowledge the hard work and dedication exhibited by their employees to make the business a success. Employees will be motivated to keep working hard and contributing to the business’s success if they know that you truly value them and that they are rewarded for their efforts.

    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?


    Becoming an Elektra Awards winner is also seen by the global electronics industry as one of the most prestigious accolades a company or individual can receive.

    Furthermore, winning your category at the Elektra Awards acts as a third party endorsement for your company as it increases your credibility amongst industry peers and positions you as 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.


    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 after 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 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.

    Thank you to our Elektra Awards Sponsors