NSCA Excellence in Product Innovation Awards Deadline Extended!

Published: 2024-01-19

We have extended the deadline for the 2024 NSCA Excellence in Product Innovation Awards! Now, industry members have until January 26 to submit their nominations.

According to NSCA, the Excellence in Product Innovation Awards (now in its 10th year) honors manufacturers and products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. NSCA is, of course, the Iowa-based, not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industry.

Any manufacturer that produces innovative technology solutions for installation by commercial integrators is eligible for this award. Industry manufacturers may nominate their own products.

Winners will be announced at NSCA’s 26th annual Business & Leadership Conference on February 27 to February 29, 2024, in Irving, Texas. In addition to naming a Grand Prize Winner, one winner will be named in each of the following categories:

  • Ease of Customization: products that excel at interoperability and allow integrators to add value with custom solutions
  • New Revenue Potential: products that offer ways for integrators to add value through new offerings
  • Recurring Revenue Potential: solutions that make it easier for integrators to expand their managed services offerings
  • Retrofit-/Installer-Friendly: products that reduce installation time and secure profit margins
  • Technology Platform: platforms for manufacturers to build from and push the industry forward
  • Trailblazing Innovation: products that symbolize bold research and development to help reshape our industry

Additional considerations are made during judging about how the product impacts user experience (scalability, versatility, deployment cost, ease of use, ROI, ADA compliance, energy efficiency, etc.).

“NSCA members are always looking for new solutions that will help them transform the way they do business and support changing customer demands,” says Tom LeBlanc, NSCA executive director.

Related: NSCA Announces Seven Winners of Excellence in Product Innovation Awards for 2023

He continues, “Every year, we see products being submitted that present new opportunities to integrators and end-users. Manufacturers play a critical role in helping integrators deliver what end-users need, and this is one way to recognize them for what they do.”

Achieving Recognition

Winners of the NSCA Excellence in Product Innovation Awards 2024 receive recognition as part of:

  • Integrate (NSCA’s quarterly trade publication)
  • A Product Showcase on the NSCA website
  • An NSCA press release
  • NSCA’s biweekly e-newsletter
  • Social media posts
  • An NSCA blog
  • Commercial Integrator and coverage
  • The Business & Leadership Conference event (350+ integrators in attendance)
  • An interview-style video and blog published by NSCA (Grand Prize Winner)

All entries will be featured on, listed in a press release, featured in an issue of Integrate, featured in NSCA’s biweekly e-newsletter, and included in a Commercial Integrator e-newsletter.

EPI ’24 Entry Details

Again, the extended submission deadline for the Excellence in Product Innovation Awards is January 26. NSCA members can save by contacting NSCA for a coupon code. (Call 800-446-6722 or email for the code.)

Products submitted for consideration must have been announced after February 1, 2023, and they must be available for sale and shipment on or before April 1, 2024.


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