WHAT CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE TO SUBMIT TO IN 2021?
All submissions will be automatically included in the overall Best of Enterprise Connect award. Exhibitors may also select one or more of these 4 additional categories for consideration.
- Best Innovation in Customer Experience
- Best Application of Artificial Intelligence
- Best Innovation for Virtual Meetings
- Best Innovation for the Post-Covid Workspace
HOW MANY PRODUCTS CAN I SUBMIT?
Each company is limited to enter a single product or service.
WILL THE OVERALL BEST OF ENTERPRISE CONNECT FINALISTS BE SOLELY CHOSEN FROM ONE OF THE 4 CATEGORIES LISTED ABOVE?
No, not all entries will fit into one of these 4 categories, so an entry does not need to be a Category submission to be considered as a Best of Enterprise Connect Overall Finalist.
HOW MANY WINNERS AND/OR FINALISTS WITH THERE BE?
One (1) winner and up to two (2) runners-up may be named for each Category Award. Six (6) Finalists will be named for the Overall Best in Enterprise Connect award, from which one (1) will be chosen as the Best in Enterprise Connect.
CAN I SUBMIT A NEW VERSION OF A PRODUCT OR DOES IT NEED TO BE A BRAND NEW PRODUCT?
You are welcome to submit a new version of an existing product for the Best of Enterprise Connect Awards, but keep in mind that the judges are looking for revolutionary products rather than evolutionary products.
HOW ARE "BEST OF ENTERPRISE CONNECT" WINNERS SELECTED?
The members of the BOEC Judging Committee review all entries. A preliminary round of voting is held to choose up to 6 Finalists. Finalists are required to meet remotely with the judges prior to the start of Enterprise Connect to cover the specifics of their product or service. Remote product demos, slides and briefings are all appropriate for these meetings. Winners for the 4 Category Awards will be chosen based on the initial review and round of voting only; no briefings will be held for these Categories.
WHEN WILL WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
Winners will be announced at the awards presentation, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Enterprise Connect Orlando.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I WON?
Finalists for all "Best of Enterprise Connect Awards" will be notified by Friday, July 30 by email. Winners will not be announced until the award ceremony on Sept. 28.
WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?
Finalists and winners receive a marketing package including a customizable press release, electronic logos, usage rights to the logo and other marketing communications guidelines so that they can leverage the company's Best of Enterprise Connect status. Finalists will also receive a sign for their booth.
WILL I BE NOTIFIED AHEAD OF TIME IF I WON?
No, but you will be notified if you are a finalist. All finalists are encouraged to attend the ceremony on Sept. 28.
WHAT IF I'M NOT ANNOUNCING MY PRODUCT UNTIL THE SHOW? CAN I STILL ENTER THE AWARDS?
Yes. Please contact us to discuss a non-disclosure agreement. We can ensure that your submission is kept private. However, if your product is selected as a Finalist the nondisclosure agreement will no longer be in effect since Enterprise Connect reserves the right to announce "Best of Enterprise Connect" Finalists prior to the start of the show.