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Call for Entries: CES 2017 Innovation Awards


Consumer Technology Association (CTA):



The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM—owner and producer of CES – the global stage for innovation—today announced the official call for CES 2017 Innovation Award entries. The annual competition honors outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories, including—but not limited to—wearable technologies, vehicle intelligence, smart home and virtual reality.



Applicants are encouraged to apply early and can submit entries from August 8 through September 16. The first 200 applicants will receive a $200 early bird discount. Honorees will be announced at CES Unveiled New York on November 10 and the winning products will be on display January 5-8 at CES 2017 in the Innovation Awards Showcase at Tech West.



Each product category has an expert, three-member judging team composed of an independent industrial designer, an independent engineer and a member of the trade press. Entries are judged on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, use/function and user value, unique/novel features and how the design and innovation directly compare to other products in the market.


Honorees will receive additional Innovation Awards benefits, including use of the Honoree logos on marketing assets and product packaging, exposure on, listing in the January/February issue of It Is Innovation (i3) and an Innovation Awards Honoree trophy.


For full contest rules and to submit online, visit Questions should be directed to


Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “CES ® .” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” or “International CES” to refer to the event.

About CES:

CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for almost 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.


  • Innovate! and CelebrateRegister
    September 20-22, San Jose, CA
  • CES Unveiled PragueRegister
    October 20, Prague, Czech Republic
  • CES Unveiled ParisRegister
    October 25, Paris, France
  • CT Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 9, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 10, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 3, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2017
    January 5-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2017
    June 7-9, Shanghai, China

Contact information

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Allison Fried, 703-907-7603
Megan Sanko, 703-907-4362

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