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innovationaward2017

Submit Your Entry

  1. Please make sure you've reviewed and are familiar with all the following items:
  2. Complete and submit the appropriate Innovation Award application, and all corresponding materials, by December 9, 2016 to tbrydebell@asbe.org
  3. You'll be notified by email in late January with your award status.

Please note: As part of the application, the product specifications, photo (minimum two, maximum five) and product brochure must be provided.  You are encouraged to include supporting marketing materials, consumer and/or operator test results and any other relevant materials that will allow the panel of judges to fully understand and evaluate the product.  

 Entry Qualifications

Entries must qualify for each of the following criteria:

  1. Products entered must fit within one of the official award categories.
  2. Product must be available for sale to the public, for the first time, between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.
  3. Applicants must be a member of the Society current on dues and in good standing.  If applicant is not a member, a membership application must accompany Innovation Award application.   Click here for more information on ASB membership or contact Amanda Gonzalez, Membership Manager, at agonzalez@asbe.org.
  4. All final awardees must be exhibitors of MarketPlace 2017 and register to exhibit by January 13, 2017.
  5. Unless you indicate otherwise on your application, all awardees will be announced in late January of 2017 and will be included in awardee listings on the BakingTech and MarketPlace 2017 websites.

 Contest Rules

Entrants agree to these rules:

  1. All decision of the judges are final.
  2. Products entered must fit within one of the designated award categories.  You are allowed to enter your product into more than one category if you choose.  However, a separate application must be submitted for each category entered.
  3. If a company does not wish to have their product announced for any reason other than stated above, the ASB has the right to remove the award designation.  In the event of such notification, ASB may, in its sole discretion, remove the award designation and consider the product a non-entry; the company will then have the right to submit the product as a new entry for the next year's BakingTech, provided it still meets the initial entry submission qualifications.
  4. Entries must be submitted by the deadline of December 9, 2016 electronically to tbrydebell@asbe.org. Applications must be submitted electronically. Hard-copy applications will not be accepted.
  5. Entries submitted in a previous year are not eligible for resubmission; however if significant improvements have been made to the original product and/or significant enhancements that are truly unique and innovative, then the new model will be eligible for submission.
  6. As part of the application, the product specifications, photos (minimum two, maximum five) and product brochure must be provided.  You are encouraged to include supporting marketing materials, consumer and/or operator test results and any other relevant materials that will allow the panel of judges to fully understand and evaluate the product/service.  Computer renderings are not preferred, and may result in reduced scores from the judges.  Photos must be submitted in .jpg format. Each photo should be less than 3MB.  All photos must be submitted via email to tbrydebell@asbe.org along with the completed application. Hard-copy photos will not be accepted.
  7. All entry forms are property of ASB.  We suggest you print or make a copy of your application for your records.
  8. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.   ASB is not responsible for follow-up of incomplete entries.  If you are unsure if your entry is complete, please contact us at tbrydebell@asbe.org.
  9. To evaluate an entry, the judges may ask for additional information, including a request to provide a product sample.
  10. If improperly categorized, an entry may be moved to a different category based on the recommendation of the judging panel, without consent from the applicant.
  11. ASB reserves the exclusive right to set, modify, and interpret all conditions regarding this competition without claim for damage or recourse of any kind.
  12. Each company selected as an awardee grants ASB permission, without compensation, to use its name and photograph/likeness and/or entry in promoting this or similar award programs in the future.
  13. ASB reserves the right to rescind any awards granted to honorees that have misrepresented their product or entry in this competition.

Award Applications

Timeline

  • Deadline for Submissions: December 9, 2016
  • Applicants Notified: January
  • Innovation Honorees Announced: January

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