*See below for the updated  Award Program process.  Any questions can be directed to McKenzie Burns (mburns@cfemedia) or your current sales representative. 

2023 Product of the Year program schedule

  • Oct. 3, 2022: Entries open
  • Dec. 30, 2022: Entry deadline
  • Jan. 16, 2023: Finalists notified via email regarding status
  • Feb. 1, 2023: Finalists announced and voting begins atwww.plantengineering.com/poy
  • March 14, 2023: Voting closes
  • March 20, 2023: Winners and Honorable Mentions notified via email regarding status
  • June 1, 2023: Winners and Honorable Mentions announced at www.plantengineering.com/poy

The process changes are as follows:

  • All programs will be open to entries starting October 1, 2022 and will remain open through December 31, 2022.
  • Any products released within the 2022 calendar year (October 1, 2021 – December 30, 2022) are eligible for entry
  • All products will now be submitted into awards programs through Alchemer
  • Current advertisers will have an entry fee of $495 per product; non-advertisers will have an entry fee of $695 per product
  • Once the entry period ends, all products that were entered will become a finalist
  • Voting takes place between February 1, 2023 and March 14, 2023
  • Winners will be notified and their products will be added to eBook
      • This is an updated version of the “Finalists” eBook, but all winners will be featured in the front
      • Each product category will have its own section in eBook

There will still be opportunities for finalists and winners to advertise outside of this eBook. The current sales options for next year’s awards programs include:

  • Spot in program “Finalist” and/or “Winners” eNewsletter ($2,500)
  • Leads generated from eBook downloads ($3,500)
  • Services-style email with 4 content pieces promoting the product ($7,000)
  • Bundle of all aforementioned options ($9,000)