Tech Awards: Call for Entries

Timeline
Entry Deadline: November 6
Final Deadline: November 13
Event: Spring 2016 in NYC
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From the most outstanding commercial software to the most innovative cable product or service, the Cablefax Tech Awards honors the best in cable technology.  Submit your entries today!

Who Should Enter?
Eligibility Period
Categories
How to Enter
Deadlines
FAQs
Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Information

Who Should Enter

The Cablefax Tech Awards are open to all Tech vendors, cable networks and MSOs in North America. Additionally, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other show partners are eligible to compete on behalf of a cable client.

Eligibility Period

To be eligible, the entry must have taken place between November 1, 2014 and November 1, 2015. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.

Are you ready to enter? It’s simple to compete, as your product, services and companies speak for themselves. But you have to enter to be considered, so don’t let your competitors steal the show. We’ll be honoring the winners in Spring 2016 in New York City.

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Questions: Please contact Mary-Lou french at mfrench@accessintel.com.

Categories

  • Cloud Solution: 
    Enabling content distributors and/or programmers to utilize a cloud-based infrastructure to serve customers and/or viewers.
  • Commercial Product or Service: 
    Providing to MVPDs commercial equipment (primarily intended for business customers) that enhances their competitive position, strengthens relationships with their customers and/or otherwise benefits the bottom line.
  • Commercial Software:
    Enabling commercial software applications that strengthen the position of the MVPDs or other companies serving local businesses.
  • Connected TV/Smart TV Solution:
    Enabling better ways for customers to interact with connected TVs through equipment, software or other related solutions.
  • Green Technology:
    Enabling MVPDs to cut energy consumption, whether equipment installed at the headend and/or equipment distributed to residential and business customers.
  • Home Networking/Automatic Solution:
    Enabling or aiding in enabling MVPDs to offer networking and automation services within the home.
  • New Product Award:
    Special award honoring an innovative tech product or service deployed in the market over the last 12 months.
  • Overall Tech Innovation Award:
    Special recognition of a product and/or service that pushed the boundaries and exhibited extraordinary innovation.
  • Public Relations Campaign:
    Using innovative techniques to promote a specific technology product or service specifically to the media and/or broader public.
  • Residential Equipment (set-ops, gateways):
    Providing to MVPDs residential equipment that enhances their competitive position, strengthens relationships with their customers and/or otherwise benefits the bottom line.
  • Residential Software (tablets/smartphone apps):
    Enabling the best experience for residential software applications for both end users as well as MVPDs, programmers or other companies providing the apps.
  • Tech Advertising Campaign:
    Using creativity and innovation to explain complex solutions to clients or end users.
  • Tech Marketing Campaign:
    Using creativity and innovation to market complex solutions to clients or end users.
  • Tech Partnership:
    For a tech vendor whose unique partnership deal with a distributor and/or programmer drew special attention to a tech product or service—or resulted in extraordinary ROI for the client.
  • TV Everywhere/Authentication System:
    Enabling distributors and/or programmers to reach consumers on any authenticated platform.
  • Wireless/WiFi Solution:
    Enabling the most efficient and best performing wireless and/or WiFi solution.

How to Enter

Compiling Your Entry
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The following information must be listed on your synopsis:

■ Category entered
■ Title of entry (as it would appear on your award)
■ Team members (on campaign) or Person who is entering
■ Key contact for entry
■ Organization submitting entry

There are no binder specifications when compiling your entry.

Your Written Entry

Please include a short synopsis (max 750 words) that describes a product or service, impact to industry and viewers, publicity generated, audience reaction, critical performance and continuity. It’s is important to submit any supporting materials when applicable.

What to Send?

Send three (3) copies of your entry form, three (3) copies of your synopsis, three (3) sets of supporting materials and the entry fee.

Where to Send Entry
Access Intelligence, LLC,
Mary-Lou French, Cablefax Tech Awards
4 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Please indicate on the left-hand corner of the envelope the categories you are entering. Cablefax will not return any entries or supporting materials.

Deadlines/Entry Fee:

Entry Deadline: November 6, 2015
Final Entry Deadline: November 13, 2015 (postmarked by)

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Entries postmarked between November 7 and November 13, 2015, please add a $215 late fee per entry. Finalists will be notified in January and honored at an event in Spring 2016.

Entry Fees
The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $215 per category. Late entry surcharge of $215 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable. Multiple Entries are accepted and encouraged. A single entry can be entered into one or more categories. Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions above for each additional category you will be entering.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by the staff of Cablefax Daily and Cablefax : The Magazine. We evaluate your entry based on the criteria listed in this awards program, including quality of product/service, consumer success, innovation, creativity and overall impact.

Who is eligible to win an award?
The annual Cablefax Tech Awards are open to all tech vendors, cable networks and MSOs. Additionally, PR, marketing and publicity firms and other show partners are eligible to compete on behalf of a cable client.

Where and when will the reception be held?
The winners and honorable mentions will receive their Cablefax Tech Awards during an awards ceremony in Spring 2016 in New York City.

How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
Provide a succinct summary, testimonials and other supporting material.

When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by Cablefax staff regarding the status of your entry only if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists are notified 30-60 days in advance of the Cablefax Tech Awards event.

Is this awards program affiliated with any industry organizations?
The Cablefax Tech Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any other cable organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and Cablefax.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the Cablefax Tech Awards, please contact Rich Hauptner at rhauptner@accessintel.com or Olivia Murray at omurray@accessintel.com.

Questions

Please contact Mary-Lou french at mfrench@accessintel.com.

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