How do I enter?
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.
How much does it cost to enter?
Submitting an entry for the Elektra Awards is FREE!
Which category can I enter?
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.
When is the entry deadline?
The deadline for receipt of entries has been extended to January 5th, 2021
How much time do you suggest I take to submit an entry?
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!
Can I submit an entry in more than one category?
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
Can I submit an entry from a previous year?
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.
Can I upload documents rather than fill out the form?
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.
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 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 All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published or shared beyond the judges, all of whom sign NDAs before reviewing any entries.
Do I need customer testimonials?
Customer testimonials are not compulsory, but they are a great way to strengthen any entry.
Do I have to answer all the questions?
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.
Can I send a 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 will be judged remotely by our expert panel of judges.
Who can enter?
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.
Can I enter directly, or does someone have to nominate me/us?
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.
Can a PR agency submit projects for its 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?
The eligibility period for all entries is July 2019 to September 2020.
Who should enter?
Any size of organisation - Elektra Awards have been won by one-person consultancies, SMEs and multi-nationals.
Entries must be submitted in English.
What categories should I enter?
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.
What should I write in my entry?
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.
Will I increase my chances of winning by entering more than one person, product or service in the same category?
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.
I see I can submit 'supplementary information'. What is this?
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
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 is 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 announcement date will be confirmed later this year.
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. 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. It's a great opportunity to show your clients, partners and suppliers, 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 too as a way of celebrating and thanking them for the great work they have done.
Tickets will be available soon!
Where is the event held?
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.
What are the Elektra Awards
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.
Who attends the Elektra Awards?
Each year, the Elektra Awards attracts over 500 attendees from more than 150 companies from all sectors of the global electronics industry. The guest list comprises 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.
What are the benefits of entering the Elektra Awards?
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.
What are the benefits of winning an Elektra Award?
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.