Businesses around the globe have rapidly pivoted to create short-term, remote conditions for their workforce. But as we experience a new normal, many companies, large and small, are facing significant challenges in the workplace.

The Innovation Awards for Workplace will serve to elevate and honor the products and solutions that help HR and Business Leaders build modern workplaces that improve employees performance, communication, and health and wellbeing.

This award will be voted on by Smartbrief's readers, nominations provide benefits even if you don’t win, as our vast audience will be able to read and recognize your nomination. Winners will be featured in SmartBrief on SmartBrief's HR and Leadership portfolio, where 400,000 executives, business decision makers and leaders, will see your product and its contribution to the workplace.



Winning an award is a fantastic accomplishment for any organization, and the benefits go far beyond just a badge!

  • Nominating a product is easy. No shipping of products or setting up guest user accounts. Just complete a simple form that includes your product's name, brief description, and supporting images and/or video demos.
  • Winning an award signifies that your product has, or will have, an incredible impact in the modern workplace.
  • Winners receive a suite of fully-licensed marketing assets to promote their success. This includes a press release, social post and winners badge in a variety of formats.
  • This award will be voted on by Smartbrief's readers, nominations provide benefits even if you don’t win, as our vast audience will be able to read and recognize your nomination.
  • Winning products will be featured in SmartBrief's HR and Leadership portfolio.

Winning a SmartBrief Innovation Award is an accomplishment for any organization looking to be recognized for their product achievements and be showcased among their peers and customers.


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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.

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!

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, and newsletter inventory in SmartBrief on Workplace, SmartBrief on Leadership.
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  for additional digital advertising support. 

These awards are voted on by Smartbrief's readers, each product will be voted 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 does this product enhance the traveler experience? (200 words max)
  • What specific problem does this product solve for an airline, hotel, or business (reduced costs, increased efficiency, higher compliance)? (200 words max)

You will also have an opportunity to share a product landing page, product imagery and additional assets (testimonials, case studies, etc.)

The deadline to submit nominations is September 22, 2023.  We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate.

Winners will be announced in October 2023.

Each product entry costs $595.

Add on: Sponsored Blog Post Q&A to share more about your product: $2,500

  • Collaborate with an editor to develop a Q&A article with your company’s leadership to showcase your product and solutions.

Add on: $30CPM in SmartBrief to share your blog post and product: $3,000 

  • This digital advertising campaign will run in  SmartBrief on Leadership, SmartBrief on Workforce.

If you would like to purchase any of these add ons, please contact Tia Scawthorn

Click here to nominate a product and pay by credit card.

Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each product requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).

Yes. It will not be published prior to the winners announcement or shared with anyone beyond the judges or editors.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries at