Best in Show Awards

Are you launching an innovative new solution at an upcoming event?

Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show Awards provide an ideal complement to your product launch activities by recognizing the latest accomplishments in embedded, IoT, and electronics engineering.

All submissions to the Best in Show Awards will be promoted on the website, the Embedded Daily eNewsletter, and social media channels to more than 500,000 engineers, product managers, and influencers. Embedded Computing Design’s esteemed industry advisory board will select up to three winners in each category, which are announced the first day of the show.

Entry Guidelines

Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show Awards highlight the most innovative products on display at leading tradeshows, conferences, and events dedicated to the Embedded, Industrial, Internet of Things, AI/Machine Learning, Security, or Power electronics industries.

Solutions announced within 12 months of a given event that serve any of the following categories are eligible for Best in Show Award consideration (Notes: Products must be on display at the selected show to be eligible for consideration; embargoes can be honored).

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Analog, Power & Related Components
  • Computer Boards, Systems, Components & Peripherals
  • Data Analytics
  • Development Tools & Operating Systems
  • Memory & Storage
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Microcontrollers, Microprocessors & IP
  • Security
  • Wired & Wireless Connectivity (Including IoT & Industrial IoT)
  • Note: Panel of judges reserves the right to re-categorize nominations

All Best in Show Award nominations are assessed by the Embedded Computing Design Editorial Team and Advisory Board members. The judges review each nomination using the following rubric, and up to three winners are selected in each category based on their cumulative scores.

  • Design Excellence (5 points) – How does the proficiency of the product’s design and/or architectural elements enable embedded/IoT/industrial engineers in new ways?
  • Relative Performance (5 points) – How does the performance of the product compare to alternatives, relative to the context in which it is typically used?
  • Market Impact/Disruption (5 points) – What impact has this product had on the embedded/IoT/industrial design engineering market (does it enable new innovations, disrupt existing technologies, provide new methods for solving engineering challenges, etc.)?

All Best in Show Award product nominees will be featured on the website, featured in the Embedded Daily e-mail newsletter (22,000 subscribers), and throughout Embedded Computing Design's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn). All nominees additionally receive a badge in digital format for use in marketing collateral.

Best in Show Award winners receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement the first day the exhibit floor opens, as well as additional promotion via the Embedded Computing Design content platform.

To cover travel, production, and infrastructure costs, a $650 Entry Fee Per Product will be assessed at the time of submission.

Upcoming Conferences

  • Nov 10 –13, 2020 - Electronica 2020 (Deadline:Nov 03, 2020) View

Past Conferences

  • Feb 25 –27, 2020 - Embedded World 2020 View
  • Jan 07 –10, 2020 - Consumer Electronics Show (CES) View
  • Dec 10 –12, 2019 - RISC-V Summit View
  • Nov 26 –28, 2019 - sps - Smart production solutions View
  • Oct 08 –10, 2019 - Arm TechCon View

Have any questions?

Contact Patrick Hopper at

How to Create an Entry

Complete the entry form. All fields are required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do companies who submit a Best in Show product entry receive?

All submissions to Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show awards receive coverage on the website, are featured in the Embedded Daily eNewsletter, and promoted through social media channels to an audience of more than 500,000 engineers, product managers, and buying influencers. Best in Show Award winners are awarded a certificate at the event, as well as a Best in Show logo for use on product marketing collateral.

Wondering if your product or solution is ok to enter the Best In Show program or what category it fits under?

Contact Group EVP & Editorial Director Rich Nass at

Who can submit an entry?

Submissions are open to employees or partners of an organization exhibiting at an event where the Best in Show Awards take place, and who are involved in the specification, design, installation or management of products, solutions, and services in any of the categories specified.