Nominations for the Electronics Industry Awards are now open. The ceremony is taking place at the NCC Birmingham on the evening of 25th September 2018.

A full list of award categories and the nomination/entry form can be found on the Electronics Industry Awards website. Anyone can enter into any of the relevant categories. They may also nominate other companies and individuals for an award using the same simple online form. Entries and nominations must meet the necessary criteria to be allowed through to the voting stage. A secure online voting process will then select the finalists in each category, with the winners being the nominee that receives the most votes overall, putting the power into the industry’s hands for the first time.

CIE editor, Amy Wallington, says: “We have had a great response to the launch of the awards so far and nominations and entries are rolling in thick and fast. We are already seeing a range of exciting products being entered to win an award, along with great companies and individuals and the hard work they put into this industry.”

The awards are split into three sections: Business Awards, Product Awards and Special Award. The Business Awards recognise those who go above and beyond within their sector and companies that should be recognised for what they bring to the market. These categories include: ‘Distributor of the Year’, ‘Electronics Manufacturer of the Year’, ‘Excellence in Innovation’, ‘Environmental Leadership’, ‘Best Customer Service’, ‘Academic Support’, and ‘Most Outstanding PR Agency’.

The Product Awards celebrate the excellence of a range of products from different markets within the electronics industry. This section recognises the best products within aerospace/military/defence, automotive, displays, enclosures, engineering development/design tools, interconnection, Internet of Things, power, test, measurement & inspection, and embedded solution.

The Special Award, Industry Personality, recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry, raising the profile of the industry, improving the supply chain, boosting their company and working closely with their customers and suppliers.

There are a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities available at the awards ceremony and gala dinner, with options to suit a range of budgets. Logos of sponsors will be used in all marketing material throughout the event’s promotional build up, giving exposure to Datateam’s considerable print and digital subscribers.

The headline sponsorship has already been snapped up by Astute Electronics but there are many other opportunities still available. Event manager, Amy Wilton, says: “We’re excited to be launching a unique event that rewards those in the industry that legitimately deserve it. The shortlists and eventual winners are decided by an industry vote; by this method our awards represent the voice of the industry and recognise the companies and individuals that truly deserve it. You have to be in it to win it and with nominations now open and coming in, I’d like to encourage everybody to go online and start nominating. Sponsorships are available and there’s opportunities to suit all budgets so please get in touch with any enquiries.”