New York — A reminder to manufacturers: The nominations deadline for TWICE’s second annual VIP Awards program closes on Wednesday, April 30.
The TWICE VIP Award program, begun last year, gives manufacturers the opportunity to be honored by leading retailers and distributors for their ground-breaking products.
TWICE VIP Awards are voted on only by retailers and distributors and is 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, 2013, to April 1, 2014.
And there are more categories than ever before with the recent addition of Home Automation to the list of award categories, which include:
Smartphones & Tablets
Video & TVs
Among last year’s winners were such manufacturers as: Bell’O, Elite Screens, Epson America, GoPro, Harman International, iHome, Kensington, LG Electronics, Nyko, Pioneer Electronics, Polk, Roku, Samsung Electronics, Sanus, Seidio, Skullcandy, Sony Electronics and Voxx International.
The 2014 winners, like last year's TWICE VIP honorees, will receive awards and the right to use the TWICE VIP Award logo on packaging, advertising and collateral material during the year.
Click here for information and how to nominate your product.
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 $295 per product nominated. Deadline for nominee submissions is Wednesday, April 30.
Once all the nominees have been submitted, online voting will begin, scheduled to start Monday, May 5, and run through Friday, June 27. Once ballots have been reviewed by TWICE editors, winners will be announced in early July. The TWICE VIP Award winners will all be featured in the Aug. 11 print and digital editions of TWICE, which will feature the list of nominees and profiles of the winning products.