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EDspaces Product Innovation Awards

Recognizing Innovative Product Design for Learning Environments

EDspaces and media partner Learning By Design magazine are proud to host The Product Innovation Awards program which have recognized Best in Class Product Design for Learning Environments. A panel of education industry professionals review and evaluate all awards submittals based on specific criteria including: a demonstrated rigor in design for education environments, aesthetics, innovation, sustainability, academic and emotional impact, and much more.

2024 Call for Entries Now Open

Deadline to Submit Entries: September 13, 2024
Deadline to Submit Presentations: October 4, 2024

Manufacturers planning to exhibit at and/or sponsor at EDspaces 2024 (Houston, TX – November 12-14, 2024) are invited to enter new sales-ready products that are: innovative; demonstrate rigor in design for education environments; are appropriate for the age of learner; are for specific settings and/or activities; are based on research and customer collaboration; have a level of certification; augment learning and/or space utilization; improve the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of students, staff and community; and are sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. 

Products must be market-ready (sorry, no prototypes), with an introduction date after October 2023 and deliverable by the first quarter of 2025.

Product Innovation Awards Process: 

  • An elite jury of industry professionals will review and evaluate all submittals and determine which products will move to the Finalist round. Companies with product entries chosen as Finalist must be available to “live pitch” their product to jurors at their EDspaces booth just after exhibit set-up on Monday, November 11, 2024 starting at 5pm. 

  • All finalist are required to attend the Product Innovation Awards Presentation (Held at the start of the EDspaces Opening Keynote, Tuesday, November 12th at 9:15 am) where 3 top Product Innovation Awards winners (Best in Show; 2nd Place, 3rd Place) award recipients will be revealed, products highlighted, and design teams called to stage to receive their award.

  • A printed brochure, featuring product photos, product descriptions, booth numbers, and company contact information, will be distributed during the EDspaces event. ALL products entered will be included.  

  • All entered products will also be included in two post-show email campaigns, and featured on the Learning By Design Magazine website for six months.

  • Upon entry participants will receive instructions and a template for preparing their product presentation. Submissions will include photos, product descriptions, and responses to Q&A.

  • We also strongly encourage a video clip, up to 2 minutes in length, to be included within each presentation to assist jurors in understanding the product use, assembly, purpose, etc.. 

For Questions, please contact Donna Hidalgo at 210-419-9017 or email donna@learningbydesignmagazine.com

Entry Rates: $695/First Entry: $585 each additional entry

Best in Show: Plot Twist™ by OM Seating

2nd Place: Illusions 2.0 Storage Collection by Fleetwood

3rd Place: TacTiles by NorvaNivel