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How it Works


Education and Business Technology products are invited to nominate for a CODiE Award. Most companies nominate their own products, but investors or sponsors are also welcome to nominate an award on the company’s behalf.

New in 2019 – the Company CODiE Awards will also share the same nomination timeline as the Product CODiE Awards. Companies may nominate individuals, teams, and services for this prestigious award. 


The CODiE Awards are judged in two phases:  

First Round Expert Review: Judge Evaluations 
  • Product Demonstrations to Two Expert Reviewers
    February 18 – April 19, 2019
    Determines Finalists (and 80% of overall score)

    In the first-round review, all nominated products receive a detailed review by two expert judges. First round CODiE Awards judges include industry executives and analysts, representatives of media outlets, bloggers, investors, and, for the education categories, educators and administrators. Each product is judged against category specific criteria so that the best products rise to the top. Once the first-round expert review is complete, all nominees receive detailed feedback from their judges that can be used in marketing, promotions and to help guide future product development.
  • Selection of the Finalists
    Top rated products from the first round of review are elevated to finalists. The number of finalists in each category is determined by the number of nominations in each category:
    • 3 total nominations in a category = 2 finalists
    • 4-5 total nominations in a category = 3 finalists
    • 6-10 total nominations in a category = 4 finalists
    • 11-15 total nominations in a category = 5 finalists
    • 16-20 total nominations in a category = 6 finalists
    • 21-25 total nominations in a category = 7 finalists
    • 26-30 total nominations in a category = 8 finalists
    • 31-35 total nominations in a category = 9 finalists
    • 36-40 total nominations in a category = 10 finalists
Second Round Peer Review: SIIA Member Voting 
  • Members Vote on Top Products
    May 6, 2019 – May 17, 2019
    Determines Winners (accounts for 20% of final score)

    In the second round of review SIIA members quickly review and vote on the finalist products, and the scores of both rounds are combined to determine the winners. If you are not currently an SIIA member and would like an opportunity to vote, become an SIIA member now.

Winner Announcement

The CODiE Award winners are announced during a special celebration parties in San Francisco in June 2019. More information to follow!

2020 Awards Program Timeline

Add the deadlines to your calendar.

NOV 4 - JAN 17
Early Nominations November 4, 2019 - December 10, 2019
Regular Nominations
Nomination fees increase $100
December 11-31, 2019
Extended Nomination Period
Nomination fees increase $300
January 1-17, 2020
JAN 27 - MAR 13
First Round Judging:
Expert Review
January 27, 2020 - March 13, 2020
Finalists Announced March 30, 2020
Second Round Judging:
SIIA Members Vote
April 8-17, 2020
MAY 18 & 19
Business Tech CODiE Award Winner Announcement Celebration
San Francisco, CA
May 18, 2020
Ed Tech CODiE Award Winner Announcement Celebration
San Francisco, CA
May 19, 2020