Top Five Reasons to Enter

1. Make competitors shrivel with feelings of inadequacy.

(Earn the honor, recognition and respect you deserve.)

Winning means you have made a ground breaking contribution in one of the 18 categories. Let your clients, your colleagues, your competition, and the news media know that you are an award-winning innovator. 


2. Nothing says “we’re the best” like an expert, third-party endorsement.

(Grow your business exponentially by fully capitalizing on every success.)

Enter, win and promote an award from ECN in your marketing mix, and grow your visibility in the market. Send an e-mail announcement to your clients. Issue a press release (we even provide you with a tailored template for promoting your win). If you have a newsletter, send out a “Special Edition.”


3. We don’t care how big or small you are.

(A level playing field for new and small companies, as well as the larger players.)

It can often be difficult for new and small firms to compete against companies who own most of the market share. An ECN IMPACT Award affords further credibility and the legitimacy you need to compete in the global marketplace and/or to recruit new engineers. All entries face the same judging process and are eligible to win the same prestigious award. We recognize that more money doesn't necessarily mean better innovation.


4. Get recognized by experts in your field.

(Because hard work is rarely its own reward.)

Your service or product will be thoroughly evaluated by various judges, all of whom are seasoned experts in your field. Whether or not you win an award from ECN, you’ll have been in front of the eyes of recognized industry veterans.


5. Awards, Certificates and more.

(Win coveted recognition for your work and receive free editorial coverage of your winning technology or service.)

Winners automatically receive the ECN IMPACT Award, which can be placed on a desk or in a display case in your company’s lobby. Winners and finalists receive certificates touting their placement and/or win.

In addition, multiple brands in the Design Engineering Group (ECN, PD&D, WDD and MDT) will run the full lists of winners and finalists in the Spring issues of the print magazines. Additional editorial promotion includes full coverage of the winning technologies in ECN’s October 2016 Commemorative Issue, as well as targeted e-newsletter coverage in the weeks following the event.