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Vision Product of the Year Awards: Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of submitting an entry?

The promotional benefits of winning an award provide your company with ongoing opportunities to raise awareness and credibility with the media, your prospects and your customers. As a winner, you will receive a trophy, the Vision Product of the Year Award logo for your promotions, and supporting quotes for your product announcements. Enjoy the increased exposure provided by the Embedded Vision Alliance press release, website and newsletters. Display your trophy in your lobby and at your events to demonstrate your competitive advantage. Include the Award logo with your online product promotions. The winner for each category will hold the Vision Product of the Year Award title for a year—so you will enjoy many opportunities to reap the promotional benefits!

With all these incremental promotional opportunities, the return on investment for submitting an entry ($495 entry fee) is off the charts.

Is there an advantage to submitting our entry prior to the deadline?

Yes. Getting your entry submitted a few weeks before the deadline provides more time for us to review your entry, provide you with feedback and for you to incorporate any updates—all resulting in a higher quality entry.

Can we submit multiple entries?

Yes. Obviously, the chances of winning an award increase if you submit entries for multiple categories or products. Also, if you decide to submit the same product for multiple categories, please be sure that each entry is unique and highly focused on the features, benefits and value relevant to the specific category.

Can we submit confidential information on our entry?

Please do not submit confidential information. However, you can use a generic description of the parties involved. For example, "Here is a testimonial from our customer who is a leading provider of [fill in the blank] and the testimonial is from the vice president of engineering." While this is not as strong as a testimonial that is specific and public, it does add value to your entry.

How can we improve the quality of our entry?

The key to a winning entry will be the quality of the application where your responses are concise and very specific on addressing the key points for each criterion.

First, use the Entry worksheet to draft your answers. The worksheet allows you to share and collaborate with your co-workers prior to submitting your entry and helps ensure all responses fit within specified word counts. You can find the link to download the Entry worksheet when you click on “Enter Now”.

Entries will be judged on four criteria: innovation, differentiation, customer impact, and market impact. There are a total of six questions and each question is clearly marked with the associated criterion. Your response to these questions will be used by the judges to score your entry for the indicated criterion.

Each of your six responses should be concise and very specific on addressing the key points for each criterion.

What if we have questions or need help in completing our entry?

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