|CNet call for entries for Best of CES Awards|
Mark Peters : October 11th 2006 - 02:20 CET
CNet call for entries for Best of CES Awards : CNET, where people go to discover the latest tech and consumer electronics, and a property of CNET Networks announced it is now accepting submissions for the Annual “Best of CES” Awards at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Chosen by CNET’s expert editorial team, the prestigious awards recognize the hottest products at the show and set the standard from which all other products are measured in the coming year. Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 8, 2007, at 5 p.m. live on the CNET Stage in the South Hall lobby, second floor. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at 2 p.m. also live on the CNET stage. |
Best of CES 2007 Awards|
Awards are given in 10 categories, including Best of Show and the People’s Voice, which is chosen by CNET’s online audience. Last year’s honors went to the Creative Zen Vision:M MP3 player, which won Best of Show; and the Pioneer Inno, which won the People’s Voice. The awards were presented at a standing-room only, media-covered event at the CNET booth.
Highlight of the CES show
“Winning CNET’s ‘Best of CES’ Award in 2006 was easily the highlight of the show for our team,” said Phil O’Shaughnessy, senior director of corporate communications at Creative. “This type of expert and unbiased editorial validation of the Vision:M MP3 player was invaluable to Creative, helping us increase visibility and drive sales for the product throughout 2006.”
CNET award ceremony
“CNET is pleased to produce this awards ceremony, which spotlights the latest innovations at the industry’s largest trade show,” said Jai Singh, editor-in-chief of CNET and Senior Vice President for Content Development. “There is no one better equipped to cover the depth and breadth of this show. As we’ve done in years past, our editorial team will be reviewing products from now until the show starts, and then scouring the show floor to provide extensive coverage of the hottest products to people at home.”
2007 International CES - Las Vegas
To qualify, all products need to exhibit at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas. Companies have the choice of submitting their product(s) for one of the following award categories: Car tech; Cell phones, smart phones, and PDAs; Computers and hardware; Digital cameras and camcorders; Gaming; Home audio; Home video; MP3 and portable video; TVs; and Emerging technologies.
Consumer products will be judged on the following criteria:
- The promise to delight customers with its usefulness, design, and/or capacity to entertain.
- A cutting edge approach, enabling owners to gain a certain cachet
- It must break new ground in ease of use; working easily and readily with other products.
- It should be a leader in some regards, such as pioneering a new category.
- Setting a new standard for excellence in an existing category of innovation.
- Selling in substantial numbers, or capturing a new level of the “cool” factor.
CNet call for entries - Deadline
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2006. CNET editors will select three finalists in each of the ten categories. Additionally, the editorial team will choose one product for the Best of Show award, which recognizes the top product among the ten winners of the Best of CES 2007 Awards. Consumers at home that are actively following CNET’s in-depth coverage of the show can participate by voting for their favorite product to win the “People’s Voice” award.
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