- Must be 21 or older to apply.
- Your product/entry must be on the market or available to the public by Q2 2017. If your entry/nomination is an app, you will be required to provide a free app download code for our judges. Please note, apps will be accepted in every category EXCEPT if they are focused on 1) Fertility, Pregnancy and Parenting Content and/or 2) Tracking, Calendaring and Registry Tools.
- Important note for Medical Device applicants: Medical innovations requiring FDA approval in the U.S. (or the equivalent in other countries) should have received such approval before submitting to the The Bump’s Best of Baby Tech Awards 2017. We will not consider innovations that are still in clinical trials because the eventual outcome of the trials is unknown.
- Product must have some type of technology component to be a valid entry.
- For any additional fine print, please access the legal document here
- Fertility, Pregnancy and Parenting Content
- Tracking, Calendar and Registry Tools
The only exception to the above will be if your app is used in conjunction with a physical hardware device.
Our panel of expert judges will select three finalists from each of the six categories based on the following criteria:
- Innovation: Does the technology break new ground in its respective field or go beyond minimal improvement on something that already exists?
- Impact: Has the technology made a significant impact in people’s lives? Is it improving their overall lifestyle, health or well-being? Is it measurable?
- Implementation: Has the technology implemented been well executed? Did they consider appropriate form factor, user experience, capability, aesthetic design, engagement, long-term use, etc.
- Individuality: What differentiates the technology in the fertility, pregnancy and baby market? How is it unique and/or superior?
Another alternative to IP-based voting would be a system where voters are required to log in, thereby guaranteeing one vote per entry per registered user. Since that’s less than ideal from a user experience perspective we settled on one vote per IP. This system allows us to protect against users flooding the system with hundreds of votes for a single entry.
This is our solution to make sure the playing field is level and ensure a fair competition.If there are multiple people with the same IP addresses wishing to vote for the same finalist, it’s best to then vote from your mobile phone or a home computer.