Environments for Aging is excited to launch its first Product Innovation Awards. This program will recognize product manufacturers offering the most innovative and unique products serving the senior living design industry. All participating companies will receive exposure in the Fall 2017 issue of Environments for Aging, with some receiving special recognition.

Judging begins July 26. Cost: $650 first entry; $500 each additional entry. See full details below.

Enter now by completing our online registration form HERE

Who is eligible to submit? Manufacturers of products used in the design of senior living environments.

Eligible categories include: Art/Décor; Bath/Shower Systems; Communications Systems and Technology; Fabrics/Textiles; Flooring; Furniture; Lighting; Medical Equipment; Signage/Wayfinding; Surfaces; Window Treatments; and other appropriate design-related products.

What are the submission requirements? Participants will receive a PowerPoint template and instructions on how to prepare their presentations. Each entry will include images, product description, and responses to the jury’s questions (including why the product is innovative). Jurors will evaluate products based on their contribution to the quality of care, functionality, environmental sustainability, quality of construction, aesthetics and style, and value.

Does the product have to be new? And can it be a product prototype? Products introduced to the senior living industry within the last 3 years (May 2014 to present) are eligible. Prototypes or products that are not currently being sold are not eligible for this program.

How does a product win an award? Jurors, appointed by Environments for Aging, will review and narrow down all products to a list of finalists (the top scoring products). The top 3 products among the finalist group will be named Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners and receive a full page in the Product Innovation Awards section of the Fall 2017 issue of Environments for Aging, to highlight portions of their submission.

Who is on the jury? Environments for Aging will invite a variety of industry professionals to serve on this jury. Jurors will include architects, designers, owners/operators, and consultants.

What if my product does not win an award? All participants will receive a 1/6 page ad, designed by Environments for Aging, in a Product Gallery that follows the program award winners in the Fall 2017 issue. The product featured must be the same as the product submitted for the award.

Is there a cost to enter a product? And what if I want to enter more than one product? Cost for the first submission is $650. You may submit more than one product, and each additional product is $500. This price includes the following:

  • Entry in the 2017 Environments for Aging Product Innovation Awards
  • A 1/6 page advertisement of the product in the Fall 2017 issue of Environments for Aging. (Includes one image, 50 words of promotional copy, and company phone number and website.)
  • Print and online exposure of your product through our print and digital publication formats.

Enter now by completing our online registration form HERE

Finalists Announced: August 14, and published in Fall 2017 issue

For more information, please contact Elana Ben-Tor at 216.373.1202 or elana.bentor@emeraldexpo.com.