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 select a winner for each product category.

EC&M will display all finalists’ information on the exhibit floor at the Electric West 2005 show in Anaheim and in a special section in the EC&M March issue. EC&M’s subscribers will then cast their vote for the Product of the Year through an online ballot 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.