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Nominations Open December 3, 2018

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Nominate and be part of a 30+ year tradition of excellence

Since 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information and media products for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the business and education technology industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact. CODiE Award finalists and winners experience increased product recognition; increased press, customer and prospect visibility; product validation for your team; and the simple enjoyment of standing out as the best amongst the competition.

Why Nominate?

For over 30 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information and media products for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards is the only peer-recognized program in the business and education technology industries, so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact. CODiE Award finalists and winners experience increased product recognition; press, customer and prospect visibility; product validation; team recognition and the simple enjoyment of standing out as the best amongst the competition.

Here are top reasons why nominating for a CODiE Award is great for your business or product:

  • New Marketing Opportunities: Sharing your participation as a CODiE Award nominee, finalist or winner in marketing messages, at tradeshows, in customer meetings and on social media increases brand awareness and provides a unique opportunity to promote your business to new customers. 
  • Benchmarking: The application process for entering a business award forces you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. The expert review portion of the CODiE Awards process provides valuable feedback on your product.
  • Increased Credibility: Being a finalist or winning a business or education technology award acts as a 3rd party endorsement for your product and business. A win gives a seal of approval to your products and is a sign of quality for potential customers.
  • Employee Recognition & Motivation: Awards recognize the hard work and achievements of your employees. Use your win or finalist status to boost morale and motivate staff to be committed and innovative. When employees are proud of their company's achievements, they have an excuse to tell prospects and customers why your product is the best in the business. If they're selling your product, it makes their job easier because of the "stamp of approval" from an unbiased source. 
  • Attract New Employees: Top prospective employees are drawn to award-winning businesses. They are looking at awards and company rankings to determine who will prosper in the future.
  • Land New Customers: Customers like to be associated with a winning company, and potential customers often make their purchasing decisions based on the decisions of other businesses like theirs. When prospective customers see that you've won an award, it can sway them to choose you over your competition because you're seen as a stable and high-quality company.
  • Get Funding: VCs and the banking community look at award winners and finalists to find companies poised for growth. Awards can help small businesses become profitable, get funded, get purchased or go through an IPO.
  • Be Part of the A Team: When you win an award you're at the top of your league. Use this to your advantage when networking - you have something in common with other top companies you want to do business with.

What Sets Us Apart

The CODiE awards is the ONLY peer recognized competition in education and business technology. Each nominated product receives a detailed review by two expert judges (teachers and administrators in ed tech categories and executives, product leaders, investors, consultants and press in biz tech categories). Products are judged against category specific criteria, and all nominees receive detailed feedback from their judges that can be used in marketing, promotions and to help guide future product development.

Top rated products from the first round of review are elevated to finalists, and all finalists will receive a second-round peer review by SIIA members, providing even more exposure for your product.

The scores of both rounds are combined to determine the winners, and the winners are announced during a special awards celebration in San Francisco!

Each step of the award cycle provides exposure for your product to potential customers and fellow market leaders.

You’re in good company

The CODiE Awards levels the playing field between industry giants and start ups, so the very best products make it to the winners circle. Take a peek!