Your Entry


Entries can only be submitted online.

Simply identify the category you wish to enter and check the criteria required. Please ensure you have included all the necessary information before you upload and submit your entry. 

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided.


Submitting an entry for the Elektra Awards is FREE!


We’ve outlined who should enter which category here: https://www.elektraawards.co.uk/elektraawards2020/en/page/2020-categories

Closely review these and determine which is most appropriate for you. You can enter more than one relevant category to increase your chances of being shortlisted.

Final deadline for receipt of entries is December 17, 2020.

We suggest that you allow at least 4 weeks to complete your entry.

This should allow you ample time to consider all the elements of the entry criteria, consult with colleagues, obtain any necessary sign-offs and thus 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 the categories and criteria here: https://www.elektraawards.co.uk/elektraawards2020/en/page/2020-categories


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.


To qualify for the 2020 Awards, your project/product should have been completed or launched between July 2019 and September 2020.


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 All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published or shared beyond the judges, all of whom sign NDAs before reviewing any entries.


Customer testimonials are not compulsory, but they are a great way to strengthen any entry. 


All required fields on the entry form will need to be filled out in as much detail as possible. In addition, make sure you read the criteria for the particular category you are entering and answer the questions. 


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 will be judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.

Eligibility


The Awards are open to any company involved in the electronics industry worldwide, 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.


The eligibility period for all entries is July 2019 to September 2020. 

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.


The eligibility period for all entries is July 2019 to September 2020. 


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 the categories and criteria here: https://www.elektraawards.co.uk/elektraawards2020/en/page/2020-categories


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 announcement date will be confirmed later this year.

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. Even though this year's Awards will be virtual, it will still be a fun and memorable night, with entertainment and networking opportunities galore.


    Not only that, the Elektra Awards 2020 will be completely FREE to attend - so treat your clients, partners and suppliers to a great evening. It's also an opportunity to show them, first hand, the incredible work you have been undertaking. 

    You can book as many free places as you like, so consider inviting your incredible employees as a way of celebrating and thanking them for the great work they have done. 

    This year, the Elektra Awards will be held virtually using our cutting-edge live streaming platform. Full details of the event will be posted in the coming weeks.

    General


    The Elektra Awards are 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.

    19 years after its debut, the Elektra Awards still embrace 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 its 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 an 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