What is the Babylist Best of Baby Tech Awards 2019?

The Baby Tech Summit and Babylist are proud to present the fourth 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 and advancement.

How do I apply?

Select Application on the main menu bar and fill out the online application form OR click here.

Are all entries accepted?

There are four criteria that submissions must fulfill:

  1. The full application must be completed.
  2. Product must have a technology component.
  3. The technology must fit within the five designated categories.
  4. Product must be geared towards fertility, pregnancy, early parenting, or baby.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply?

  • You must be 21 or older to apply.
  • Your product/entry must be on the market or available to the public by end of Q2 2019. 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 Babylist Best of Baby Tech Awards, 84 Heather Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94118.
  • 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.
  • Only one category can be selected for each product entered. Upon review of each application, we will notify you if any category reassignment needs to occur.
  • Each applicant can enter up to six different products.
  • For any additional fine print, please access the legal document here.

When is the application deadline ?

You must submit your entry by November 15, 2018 at 8pm EST.

Can I apply a product to multiple categories?

No, you can only apply each product to one category

Can I submit more than one product entry?

Yes, as long as the products are different. You can submit a maximum of six entries.

If I was one of the finalists or winners for 2018, can I submit my products again for this year’s competition?

We welcome last year’s applicants, finalists, and winners to apply again!

How are the finalists selected?

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?

How many finalists are selected?

The top three finalists from each category will be chosen and announced on December 4, 2018. The fifteen finalists are invited to the Baby Tech Showcase at CES January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. These top three finalists from each category are not required to be present, however, it is highly recommended that you attend. It is a huge opportunity to showcase in front of thousands of interested parties. A press release announcing the winners will go out on January 4, 2019. They will then join Babylist CEO, Natalie Gordon, onstage at the Baby Tech Summit in Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronics Show for a behind-the-scenes innovation panel and to accept their awards. This special event will be held on January 8, 2019 at 2:00PM on the Living in Digital Times Stage at CES Tech West, Sands Expo, Hall C, Booth 43901. 

The finalists will be announced on December 4, 2018, on our website. In addition, the fifteen finalists will be notified via email or phone.

When does online voting open?

Online audience voting will begin on December 4, 2018, and will remain open until December 31, 2018, 11pm EST.

How are the winners selected?

The winner of each category will be selected through a combination of expert judges and online audience votes. There will be an additional Audience Favorite award given to one of the 15 finalists that will be selected entirely from the online audience votes.

How many winners are selected?

One winner will be chosen for each of the five categories. There will be an additional Audience Favorite award given to one of the 15 finalists that will be selected entirely from the online audience votes.

What is the Audience Favorite award?

The additional Audience Favorite award is given to one of the 15 finalists that will be selected entirely from the online audience votes.

How is the Audience Favorite award winner selected?

The Audience Favorite award winner is chosen exclusively by our online voters.

When/Where are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced just prior to the CES show on January 4, 2019. They will then join Babylist CEO, Natalie Gordon, onstage at the Baby Tech Summit in Las Vegas as part of the Consumer Electronics Show for a behind-the-scenes innovation panel and to accept their awards. This special event will be held on January 8, 2019 at 2:00PM on the Living in Digital Times Stage at CES Tech West, Sands Expo, Hall C, Booth 43901.

 

 

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