First Round Screening

First round screening will be conducted online to identify three winners in each of the the Innovation categories. Judges will be recruited from the business divisions of Connectiv.

The winners will be invited to New York to compete in front of a B2B peer-to-peer audience, presenting to the audience and a jury of judges who will interview each winner.

Leadership Awards Screening

First round screening will be conducted online to identify the three finalists in each Leadership Award category. A finals jury comprised of well-respected business executives will select the winners of the two Leadership Awards. Winners will be announced at the Innovation Festival.

Innovation Festival

The People’s Choice Innovation Award has been created to make the Innovation Awards engaging and immediate. Attendees at the festival will choose the one grand winner from among the contenders by participating in simple, democratic, real-time judging at the venue, utilizing a texting survey via their smartphones.

Become a Judge

Being an Innovation Award judge is rewarding opportunity that allows you to look behind the curtain at some of today’s most interesting and innovative products and ideas in the business information community. 

Award Judges volunteer their time for great reasons:
  • Share their expertise with the entry companies
  • Gain access to new products/services
  • Get first-hand knowledge about new trends
  • Feedback helps spur innovation
  • Learn about and network with innovative companies
  • View products and ideas that may be game-changers for their own work


Apply now and invite members of your team to join in the fun! Contact Allison Bostrom for details.


2018 Awards Timeline

Call for Entries Until December 31, 2018
Peer Jury Screening January 14-24, 2019
Winners Announced January 25, 2019
Innovation Festival 
Winners will present and People's Choice winner will be selected; winners of Leadership Awards will be announced.
February 2019

Entry Fees

Members                  $249 per entry
Non-Members $599 per entry