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PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS

CALL FOR ENTRIES THE GET CONNECTED PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARDS, LAUNCHED IN 2005 TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXCELLENCE OF SPECIFIC ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT RANGES, HAVE ALWAYS ADAPTED TO KEEP PACE WITH CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY AND IN CONSUMER DEMANDS, AND REFLECT THE IMPORTANCE THIS INDUSTRY PLACES ON THE WIDER MEANING OF GREAT DESIGN.

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esthetics and style are important, but design means more than appearance. It is acknowledged in this industry that engineering, fitness for purpose, reliability and market relevance all combine to create the bigger design picture that produces great products, great brands and great business. The Get Connected Product Design Awards recognise genuinely innovative products with outstanding USPs and advanced technology that is more than skin deep. Winners will have the right to display the striking 3D crystal GC Product Design of the Year Award logo on all publicity, promotion and PR relating to the winning product, on relevant POS material and on the products themselves.

ELIGIBILITY

All domestic electrical products that are available in the UK market during the relevant calendar year are eligible for nomination. This includes mature products that may have been launched prior to the relevant year, as well as those that were new to the market. 14

GET CONNECTED MARCH 2017

Products eligible for nomination in the Get Connected Product Design Awards 2017 must have existed in the UK market during the calendar year 1 January - 31 December 2016.

THE PROCESS

The Get Connected Products of the Year Awards are conducted on a two-tier judging system: A panel of industry peers comprising the GC Editorial team and co-opted industry commentators make an initial selection from nominated products and ranges; these are then listed and presented in GC Magazine and www.gcmagazine.co.uk, along with a voting form for retailers to place their votes. Retailers, distributors and providers of services to the industry are eligible to vote. The Awards will be made based on the aggregate of points awarded by the panel, and the number of votes cast. The nominations for the 2017 Product Design Awards will be published in the June 2017 issue of Get Connected, along with the voting form. The winners – those who have received the highest aggregate of points and votes in each category – will be published in the August 2017 issue.

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