frequently asked questions 

What are the SmartBrief Innovation Awards for Workplace Technology?
The program will serve as a guide to high-level leaders and business decision makers, outlining the products and services that can help them plan for the challenges ahead.


Who can enter?

Any organization whose product is designed to solve problems in the modern workplace. If your company has developed a new innovative product or service, or updated an existing product, entering the awards is a great way to stand out!


What do I get if I win?

Nominees: All award entrants will receive a nominee logo to promote their nominee, and all nominees will be featured in the award guide distributed through SmartBrief Originals, AV Technology, and newsletter inventory in SmartBrief on Workforce, SmartBrief on Leadership and AV Technology.
Winners: Along with the above, winners will receive an award logo and social graphics to promote their win across their own channels as well as in relevant SmartBrief publications and AV Technology for additional digital advertising support. 


When are entries due?
The deadline is March 11, 2021 We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate.


How much does it cost to enter?


May I enter more than one product?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).


How are the products evaluated?

A panel of judges and editors will evaluate each product based on your nomination form consisting of the following: 

  • Product Description - 150 words or less    
  • How is this product unique in the market? (150 words max)
  • How is this product being used? ( 200 words max)
  • What specific problem does this product solve? (200 words max)

You will also have an opportunity to share a product landing page, product imagery and 2 additional assets (testimonials, pdfs or images)


Is my information confidential?
Yes. It will not be published prior to the winners announcement or shared with anyone beyond the judges or editors.


How do I pay?
Click here to enter a product and pay by credit card.


When will winners be announced?
The recipients will be announced in SmartBrief for Workforce, SmartBrief on Leadership and AV Technology in March 2021.