The Baby Tech Showcase is proud to present the third annual Best of Baby Tech Awards to recognize and highlight individuals and companies tackling problems and providing solutions for the smallest of humans and their parents. As part the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the highest-profile conferences in the world, these awards will play a large role in helping recognize significant developments in mom, dad, and baby care while shining a spotlight on this fast-growing segment of technology innovation.
- You must be 21 or older to apply.
- Your product/entry must be on the market or available to the public by Q2 2018. If your entry/nomination is an app, you will be required to provide a free app download code for our judges. If you have a product you must submit a working product. Product submissions must include a completed online application and products should be sent to The Best of Baby Tech Awards, 84 Heather Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118.
- No stand alone apps will be accepted.
- While not required, CES attendance is highly recommended.
- Important note for Medical Device applicant’s: Medical innovations requiring FDA approval in the U.S. (or the equivalent in other countries) should have received such approval before submitting your product for consideration. 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 five 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.