FAQs

Eligibility

What are the eligibility requirements for the Independent Innovation Awards?

The Outdoor Independent Innovation Awards competition is open to all individuals, products, companies and organizations involved in producing Outdoor products, services and solutions.

At the time and date of submitting an entry online, entrants confirm that the information supplied is truthful and accurate. If the information is subsequently found to be inaccurate or incorrect, the entry or entries will be disqualified.

Nominate for an Outdoor Innovation Award

How do I submit my nomination?

The award submission process is simple. Simply visit the nominations page and fill out the required form prior to March 15, 2024.

The award submission process is intentionally streamlined, focused on the simple question of, “How is your product, company or organization innovative in the ever-expanding world of the Outdoor and Sports Industry? And we ask that nominations are kept to approximately 500 words or less.

Complete and submit your entry online by March 15, 2024. Emailed or hard copy submission forms will not be accepted. You may submit the same product for multiple categories.

Deadlines

Submission Period: January 15 – March 15, 2024
Deadline: March 15, 2024 at midnight PST
Honorees Notified: May 2024

Judging

How are the awards nominations judged?

Independent Innovation Awards judges have earned a reputation for fairness and credibility and are committed to determining the Independent Innovation Awards nominations for each award category.

Judges consist of a 12 panel group of senior-level industry professionals that have personally worked within the Outdoor Care product space. The decision of the judges is final. Details of the judging panel deliberations will not be disclosed publicly.

Benefits

Earning the coveted Independent Innovation Awards provides compelling benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Bragging rights
  • Participation in Independent Innovation Awards marketing promotion activities, including media and analyst outreach, social media promotion, etc.
  • Independent Innovation Awards logo available to include on marketing materials (press release, social media, website, product packaging, tradeshow booth, advertising materials, etc.)
  • Independent Innovation Awards crystal plaque to display at industry tradeshows and at offices.
  • Industry-wide recognition and media attention through a Independent Innovation Awards press release announcing the honorees.
  • Honorees Notified: May 2024

Terms of use

Independent Innovation Awards recognizes that many of the entries are internal or proprietary in nature so unless you grant permission for your entries to be displayed in our winner’s gallery, only judges will see your work.
Company name and logos may be used by Independent Innovation Awards for promotional purposes.
Entries will not be returned unless special arrangements are made. No entrant information is sold, traded, made available to a third party or used for any other purpose.