Wiring Accessories Product of the Year

General Criteria

The Electrical Contracting News Awards 2023 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged fairly by an 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 will be between 1 January 2022 and 31 August 2023. 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, while 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.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of awards you can enter. Entries will close on 15 September 2023.

Wiring Accessories Product of the Year

Who can enter: The Wiring Accessories Product of the Year category can be entered by either a manufacturer or distributor who has released a wiring accessory 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 15 September 2023.

What we’re looking for: Why should an electrical contractor choose your wiring accessory?

  • Safety: Can you demonstrate the safety of your product? Is it fully compliant with all of the necessary regulations? What makes it the safer choice over competitor products?
  • Ease of installation and innovation: How easy is your product to install? How innovative is it and what makes it stand out from the rest?
  • Design: What outstanding design features does your wiring accessory have?
  • Other: Is there anything else that helps your wiring accessory stand out?

Entry Judging: This entry will be judged based on three criteria. The judge will give a weighted score based on the overall quality of the cable, based on the words provided. Additional scores will be given for both design and functionality.

Additional Materials: In order to judge on design, please supply up to three images of the product. We also require an image of the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.