CES Now Accepting Entries for 2017 Innovation Awards

    Held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, CES is one of the largest technology events in the world, showcasing the very latest products from companies around the world. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – owner and producer of CES – has now announced the call for entries for its CES 2017 Innovation Awards.

    The annual competition honours outstanding design and engineering across 28 consumer technology categories, These are:

    3D Printing

    Accessible Tech

    Computer Accessories

    Computer Hardware and Components

    Computer Peripherals

    Digital Imaging

    Drones and Unmanned Systems

    Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies

    Embedded Technologies

    Fitness, Sports and Biotech

    Gaming

    Headphones

    High Performance Home Audio/Video

    Home Appliances

    Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories

    In-Vehicle Audio/Video

    Portable Media Players and Accessories

    Portable Power

    Smart Home

    Software and Mobile Apps

    Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Computing

    Tech for a Better World

    Vehicle Intelligence

    Video Displays

    Virtual Reality

    Wearable Technologies

    Wireless Handset Accessories

    Wireless Handsets

    Applications will be accepted from now until 16th September 2016, and there are several different fee levels depending on membership of the CTA and whether companies are exhibiting. For CTA members who are exhibiting at CES the fee is $475 USD, while non-exhibitors need to pay $950. For non-members the prices are higher at $800 and $1,300 respectively. If you’re one first 200 applicants, $200 will be deducted off those prices.

    Each product category is composed of a three-member judging team, featuring an independent industrial designer, an independent engineer and a member of the trade press. Entries are judged on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, use/function and user value, unique/novel features and how the design and innovation directly compare to other products in the market.

    Honourees will be announced at CES Unveiled New York on 10th November, the winning products will then go display at CES 2017 in January in the Innovation Awards Showcase.

    For further details and to submit online head to official website. For all the latest VR news from around the world, keep reading VRFocus.