The entries will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and experts selected by the EC&M editorial staff. The panel will review all entries and narrow the field to finalists in each category. We will display all finalists’ information at the February Electric West 2003 show in Los Angeles and create a special section in the March issue of EC&M. EC&M’s subscribers will vote for the Product of the Year using the Reader Service Card in the March issues and through online ballots that will be available on the magazine’s Web site. The Product of the Year Platinum Award winner will be determined by readers’ votes and the decision of our expert panel. In the event of a tie, the EC&M editorial staff will cast the deciding vote. The winner will be announced at the Electric 2003 show in Washington, D.C., in June.