By Lisa Johnston
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UPDATE! New York — TWICE has extended its nomination deadline for its first-ever products awards program — the TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Awards — to Tuesday, April 30, due to popular demand.
The TWICE VIPs will give retailers and distributors the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business.
Voted on only by retailers and distributors, the TWICE VIPs are based on product features, product design and value to consumers. They must be products that have been sold at retail in the U.S., or are scheduled to be sold at retail, from Nov. 1, 2012, to April 15, 2013.
Manufacturers interested in having their products entered in the TWICE VIP Award competition can enter online by visiting TWICE.com. (Click here for the entry fee and the list of all the product categories.)
The entries will include a 250 words or fewer description of the product features, when it was (or will be) shipped to retailers, and one high-res picture for use with the ballot. Manufacturers can enter as many products as they want, in as many categories as they want.
The entry fee is $250 per product nominated. Deadline for nominee submissions is now Tuesday, April 30.
Once all the nominees have been submitted, online voting will begin, scheduled to start during May and run through June 28. Once ballots have been reviewed by TWICE editors, winners will be announced in early July.
The winners will all be featured in the August 12 print and digital editions of TWICE, which will feature the list of nominees and profiles of the winning products.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.