Manufacturer of the Year

General Criteria

The Electrical Contracting News Awards 2024 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged by an independent expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry. There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024. That means any product launched, or any project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 500-word limit, plus a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category. Please also supply up to three images of the product, plus the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender. Entries will close on 13 September 2024.

Manufacturer of the Year

Who can enter: The Manufacturer of the Year category can be entered by a manufacturer (or its distributor) that has been actively operating in the electrical sector during the qualifying period. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.

When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by
13 September 2024.

What we’re looking for:

  • New additions: What new products has your company launched during the qualifying period that have really offered something new and exciting to the marketplace? Why are they such a big deal, and what did you do to ensure the whole industry heard about them?
  • Training: What training does your company offer to ensure that installers know how to use your product? Do you keep your training regularly updated?
  • Industry support: Has your company done anything to support the industry during the qualifying period? Maybe it’s holding events for contractors to try out your products, or attending trade shows? What have you done to actively support the electrical contracting industry?