This page features a collection of the most popular questions relating to all aspects of the IoT Global Awards, but if you have any questions regarding the exact information and materials needed to complete an entry please go through our checklist on the HOW TO ENTER page as well.
We also recommend going through this additional downloadable PDF guide.
What are the IoT Global Awards and what do they aim to do?
The IoT Global Awards offer organisations the opportunity to showcase the most innovative IoT applications, or the apps that are most valuable or beneficial (to both user & provider) and which advance the cause of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Our mission is to discover the very best company, product and individual talents in the IoT industry. We have brought together a panel of judges from across the value chain and some of the best known corporations in the sector to help us do that. We know there are some great stories of innovation and tenacity out there and we want to find them.
We welcome international entries and the entry payment system automatically converts other currencies to UK£ Sterling at the time of your application.
Who can enter the awards?
If you're reading this, you're probably relevant! We're looking for visionary developers, manufacturers, product designers, software vendors, connectivity providers, security enablers... Everyone involved at whatever stage in the IoT ecosystem.
We're excited to discover the amazing talent that we know is out there! Good luck!
What type of exposure can my company expect?
The 2017/18 IoT Global Awards will be promoted through 3 Internet of Things & Telecoms portals:
In addition, there will be heavy promotion in the print & digital magazine, IoT Now, through Monthly HTML broadcasts, and in Weekly Social Media activity.
The IoT Global Awards will be co-hosted in partnership with Smart IoT London, the UK's premier Internet of Things event. The winners of the awards will be announced at an exclusive evening reception on the 21st of March 2018.
How many award entries can I submit?
Multiple entries may be submitted. You can enter as many different categories as you wish. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit per category.
When can I enter?
Entries for the IoT Global Awards 2017/18 are welcome now – completed entry forms and payment must be received by the official closing date of Thursday 15th February 2018 at 5pm GMT.
Is there an entry fee?
Yes - Entry fees are payable for each entry submitted, as follows:
STANDARD ENTRY £49.00 for 1 Entry + VAT
3 ENTRIES - 15% discount £125.00 for 3 Entries + VAT
5 ENTRIES - 25% discount £184.00 for 5 Entries + VAT
UK VAT does not apply to any non-UK based company transactions
How can payment be made?
Once you have submitted your entry you will be able to proceed to payment processing supplied by Sage Payment Gateway and purchase your entry by credit or debit card.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. For queries regarding payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reference for your transaction will be automatically created and supplied to us along with a confirmation email that payment has been made.
Sage will redirect you back to the awards site where a confirmation message will be displayed and your entries will also be marked as paid when you view them again.
Please note - Entries will not be processed until full payment has been received.
Will I be sent an acknowledgement and/or receipt for my entry?
Sage Payment Gateway will send you a confirmation email and redirect you back to the awards site where a confirmation message will also be displayed.
Your entries will be marked as paid when you view them again.
Are the fees refundable if I decide to cancel my entry?
Entry fees are non-refundable once payment has been submitted.
Can I enter the awards if I am a previous winner?
Yes, although the spirit of these awards is such that emphasis is placed on innovation and tangible, beneficial advances in the internet of things. We strongly encourage that you should not submit the same product, service, CxO/business as your previous winning entry, unless there have been significant new and innovative developments or enhancements which should be illustrated in your 100-word description or via links and documents provided.
What are the rules for entry?
Credit will be given for clearly presented, brief information, backed by statistical and photographic / video evidence of IoT deployments and their benefits.
Links to Video clips should be supplied wherever possible to give the Judges a quick, clear, concise view of your entry / entries. Each Product / Service may only be entered once (where more than one entry is sent, only the first entry received will be considered).
You may enter as many Awards Categories as you wish on submission of a completed Entry and payment of the entry fee. Submission of an entry shall be deemed acceptance of these rules, and of the final authority to decide the winners by the organisers, IoT Global Network, its parent company WKM Ltd, and of its officers of WKM Ltd or its sister companies.
The Judge’s decision shall be final. In the event of a tie, the Publisher of WKM Ltd shall adjudicate.
No correspondence will be entered into.
No Liability (actual or assumed) shall be accepted by the organisers for matters arising from entries or the judging.
The organisers reserve the right to amend the Awards Categories, or the schedule of the Awards at any time, without notice or redress.
What supporting materials are allowed?
Additional links, images and documents are accepted for each entry. None are mandatory but they will help our judges significantly in terms of visualising the use case and understanding the innovation and user benefits.
Please keep supporting information submitted to a maximum of:
3 x URL links which should be very specific to the entry (if video please don’t exceed the 3-minute maximum length for each one)
2 x images (maximum 1MB each)
2 x documents which can be PDF, Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Microsoft Office Word (maximum 5MB each)
Video: Please provide a URL link to your video (e.g. via YouTube, Vimeo or other public, English language video platforms) on the entry form. Videos should ideally be in the English language, or with English subtitles please.
Other supporting information could consist of independent information or data, extracts from analysts’ reports, testimonials or press articles, graphics etc. to support your entry. Please do make sure this supporting information is succinct and clear.
Web pages: If pointing judges to a website within your supporting materials or entry, please include a URL which is to very specific information relating to your entry as judges will not have time to search websites looking for the pertinent information.
The entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide the above links and documents. You will have the ability to upload 4 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 1MB each for images and 5MB each for documents. These can be pdfs, jpegs, Word documents or PowerPoint, but please, as above, keep these relevant to your entry.
What formats should I send for video and picture materials?
As above, the entry form includes an upload facility for you to provide multimedia. You will have the ability to upload 4 additional files to accompany your entry up to a maximum file size of 1MB each for images and 5MB each for documents. These can be illustration pdfs, such as for customer testimonials, jpeg for photos or PowerPoint for technical diagrams or statistics, Word for text documents etc. but please keep these relevant to your entry.
You can also provide a video link for public video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo or other public, English language video platforms.
When will the nominations be announced?
The IoT Global Awards will announce the full shortlist of nominees on the 21st February 2018.
When will the winners be announced?
If I win a category, what will I receive?
A personalised Winner’s Certificate
A digital badge for use on all your digital marketing collateral to announce your win
Inclusion of your product image and company details including logo on the Winners Page of www.iotglobalawards.com
Full personalised social media coverage to our network
Coverage in our Winners Round Up:
Digital and print:
IoT Now Magazine, VanillaPlus Magazine
As a news story:
www.iot-now.com, www.iotglobalnetwork.com, www.vanillaplus.com
How does the judging process work?
Entries will be judged against the criteria outlined in each of the category descriptions and the specific information requested on the entry forms.
Assessment by the judges will take place from February 2018 through to the middle of March 2018 and discussions and decisions will be based solely on the information supplied by entrants. The decision of the judges will be final.
Who are the judges?
The Panel is comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts, analysts, directors, CEOs and academics. Follow this link to view the judges' profiles.
When will the judging process begin?
The judging process begins the middle of February 2018 and carries on through to the middle of March 2018.
How can my company get involved in the Awards as a sponsor?
Award categories and other elements of the Awards are available for sponsorship. To find out more, please contact Cherisse Jameson - email@example.com or Charlie Bisnar - firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I have any further questions regarding entering the Awards, who can I contact?
You can contact the Awards Administrators with any questions you may have regarding the Awards.