How to Enter

If your products were or will be introduced to the market between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2008, they are eligible for the 2008 EC&M Product of the Year competition. To enter, follow these steps:

1. Review the official rules listed below.

2. Fill out the entry form.

3. Prepare the following materials:

  • A photo/illustration of your product, your company logo, and up to 50 words of descriptive copy mounted on to one 8 1/2” x 11” poster board. Unmounted entries will not be accepted. For an example, click here.
  • Any additional descriptive product information (i.e. brochures, data sheets, etc.)
  • Your entry fee of $325. If paying by check, make payable to Penton Media.

4. Send your completed entry form, materials and check to staff writer, Beck Ireland, EC&M, 9800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212. All materials should arrive no later than 5 p.m. CST on Feb. 13, 2009.

5. In addition, e-mail a 300 dpi color image file of the product and descriptive text to Beck Ireland at