Product of the Year Awards



Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year Awards

2008 Call for Entries: download PDF ENTRY DEADLINE:

Details about entering this year's awards program

Congratulations to our 2007 Product of the Year winners : read all about the winners

2008 Product of the Year Awards 2008 Call for Entries: download PDF
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Your new product could be among the winners

Winning a Product of the Year Award will:

  • Increase your product and brand’s visibility in Consulting-Specifying Engineer

  • Create sales leads from interested potential customers

  • Enable you to use the “Product of the Year” logo to enhance the power of your marketing and sales collateral

Judging Process:

  • A panel of engineers will determine finalists in each category

  • All of the new product finalists will be published in the May Specifiers Guide

  • All 46,286 subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine will then have an
    opportunity to vote for one winner from each category

  • Winners will be published in the September 2008 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer

CSE reserves the right to not award best new product honors in every category.

Entry Categories (NEW THIS YEAR):
The awards competition will recognize the best new products from 12 categories:
1. Building Automation, Controls
2. Communications
3. Electrical Distribution
4. Fire Protection
5. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
6. Lighting
7. Motors, Starters, Drives
8. Plumbing
9. Power Generation
10. Software: Design, Modeling, Analysis
11. Software: Collaboration, Project Management
12. Test Instruments, Meters, Data Loggers

All materials for the entry, including the entry fee payment of $295.00, must be received in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s editorial offices by 5 pm CST

Pat Mustari
Consulting-Specifying Engineer
2000 Clearwater Dr.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
P: 630-288-8775
F: 630-288-8781

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