Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enter?
Entries can only be submitted online. View the 2022 categories here.
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.
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?
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 - you will need to tailor each submission to meet the specific criteria for each category.
View the categories and criteria here.
Can I submit an entry from a previous year?
Entries submitted for the 2021 Elektra Awards cannot be entered for the 2022 Awards unless you can demonstrate that substantial developments or improvements have taken place.
To qualify for the 2022 Awards, your project/product should have been completed or launched between 01 June 2021 – 31 May 2022
Can I upload documents rather than fill out the form?
No - to ensure the judging process is fair throughout, all entrants will be required to fill out 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 All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be published or shared beyond the judges, all of whom sign NDAs before reviewing any entries.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 and we do strongly recommend you include at least one testimonial with your entry.
You should obtain your testimonials from clients, partners and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. There is no word limit for this information, so please provide multiple, in-depth statements to strengthen your submission.
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, via the website. This is to ensure the entry and judging process remains fair throughout.
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 01 June 2021 – 31 May 2022
All entries must be submitted in English to be eligible.
Who should enter?
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?
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?
Our judges comprise of an independent panel of senior representatives from end-user organisations, consultants and key industry players. Judges are split into groups and are assigned to categories, carefully selected by the editors of Electronics Weekly. Judges sign Non-Disclosure Agreements and must declare any association or involvement with any of the entries.
To ensure a rigorous, fair and transparent judging process, we undergo two judging stages. Click here to find out more about how your entries will be judged.
When will the shortlist be announced?
The shortlist will be announced in October 2022. All entrants will be contacted at this time via email to confirm whether your submission has successfully made the shortlist. Winners will then be announced during the awards ceremony on 30 November - winners will not be notified prior to the event!
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.
For 2022, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary, and are delighted to be returning to our traditional home at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London for a fun and memorable night, with entertainment and networking opportunities galore.
Tickets are now available via the website - secure your place now!
Where is the event held?
The event will be held in the Ballroom of London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Full details regarding timings of the event will be published shortly.
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.
20 years after its debut, the Elektra Awards still embrace their 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 hundreds of attendees from more than 150 companies representing every sector 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. Click here to see an in-depth list of past attendees and entrants.
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.