Rules & Eligibility

Cancellation Policy

SIIA’s policy regarding cancellations is as follows:

  • Any nomination cancelled by January 16, 2021 will receive a full refund. Cancellations after January 17, 2021 will not receive a refund.
  • After the start of the judging phase, no refunds will be issued.

Entries & Category Placement

  • SIIA reserves the right to re-assign nominations to a more appropriate category.
  • Prior to the start of the judging phase, any nomination that is deemed a poor fit in a category that cannot appropriately fit into any other category, will receive a full refund.
  • SIIA reserves the right to cancel any CODiE Awards category with fewer than four nominations. If a category is cancelled, nominees in that category will have the option to move to another category (if appropriate) or receive a full refund of the nomination fee.

Nomination Eligibility

  • Products must be live (not beta) by the time the first-round judging begins.
  • Each product must be nominated separately but a product can be nominated in any applicable categories. 
  • Discounts apply when the same product is nominated in multiple categories. You may nominate different products in different categories, but no discount will apply.
  • You may nominate different products from the same company in the same category if appropriate.
  • Nominations may be made by the product developer, agencies, investors etc.

CODiE Award Rules

  • Assignment of Judges. All nominated products are assigned two judges. If you feel a judge is not the right fit to review your product notify the awards director within the first week of the judging process.
  • Nominee-Judge Communication. Nominee communication with judges must be directly related to the review process or in response to requests for information about the product under review.
  • Nominee Campaigning. Employees and contracted personnel are prohibited from conducting promotional efforts to garner support from judges or members of SIIA.
  • Accuracy of Information or Presentation. Nominating entities are expected to provide accurate information about the nominated product. If any information provided on the nomination form should change, it is the responsibility of the primary contact to notify SIIA of the change. SIIA takes no responsibility for inaccurate information if not notified of changes.
  • Nominee Concerns with Judges: Any concerns relating to judge qualifications, conflicts of interest, or any other issue that might negatively affect the judging process must be submitted to SIIA staff in writing prior to the start of the review phase.
  • Inappropriate Claims or Representation: If, during the review process, a judge or SIIA staff discovers and confirms the existence of inappropriate claims about the nominated product, the product will be removed from consideration without a refund of the nomination fees.
  • Professional Conduct: all employees of a nominating company, contracted representatives, and judges are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest levels of professionalism, courtesy, respect, and integrity. SIIA staff will investigate any and all complaints of misconduct on the part of nominees and judges.