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Automation Award – Conditions of participation and unsolicited application

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Automation Award – Unsolicited application

For more than 20 years, the Automation Award of elektro AUTOMATION and has accompanied automation technology and annually honors the most innovative solution approaches. Credits: greenbutterfly/ Mediengruppe

Conditions of participation for unsolicited applications

As a supplier of automation technology, you can apply for participation in the Automation Award:

Note: The Automation Award will also be presented in 2020 – only the voting by voting card at the SPS trade show in Nuremberg can't take place because due to the Corona pandemic the SPS is in 2020 only a virtual trade show. All readers of elektro AUTOMATION and can vote for their favorites here from mid-October until the end of November.

To become a candidate for the Automation Award with a product or solution, you can submit an unsolicited application as follows:

  • As a company from the field of automation technology, you have the opportunity to apply for participation. The conditions of participation, which can be found here and on the Entry Form (English) / Teilnahmeformular (Deutsch) apply. An unsolicited application for the Automation Award 2020 is possible until the closing date for submissions which is 24. September 2020.

All candidates will be reviewed by the Automation Award jury at the end of September. Three candidates will be nominated for each of the categories 'TECHNOLOGY' (Solution Offers) and 'DIGITALIZATION' (Digitalization Scenarios) and put to the vote by the readers of elektro AUTOMATION and

This is important:

In general, all suppliers of automation technology can apply to participate in the Automation Award. The following applies:

  • The product in question or the corresponding solution offers a real innovation and thus new, previously unavailable features or in the implementation a real added value is achieved.
  • The submitted products or solutions must be available in mid-October, at least close to series production, or must be available by the middle of the following year.
  • The Automation Award jury will evaluate all proposals received by the editorial department by e-mail to by the closing date, provided that the fully completed Entry Form (English) / Teilnahmeformular (Deutsch) has been submitted. In the interest of equal treatment of all participating companies, incomplete forms as well as additional information beyond the information provided on the form cannot be considered.
  • All information provided on the product or solution – including pictures – can be published by the Konradin Media Group from mid-October. Unfortunately, we cannot consider confidentiality periods; if products with such periods are submitted, we must exclude them from evaluation.
  • A participation fee of EUR 975,- is due for each product submitted. You will receive a separate invoice with the payment details. A separate entry form is required for each product or solution. Two products therefore require two participation forms and participation fees.
  • Votes from companies for their own product will not be counted. The evaluation of the votes is carried out by the editorial staff of Legal action is excluded.

What happens after the submission?

All submissions, together with suggestions from the editors, are submitted to the Automation Award jury for evaluation. They nominate three candidates per category. From mid-October, readers of will have the floor and will be able to vote online.

The results will be available on the last day of the SPS trade show in Nuremberg at the end of November and will also be announced online. The winners will be notified personally by us and will usually receive the award at the trade show.

By the way: We present all submitted products and solutions as well as applications online on our website (German only). In this way, all readers can also get an idea of the submitted products and solutions for themselves.

We look forward to exciting and future-oriented products, solutions and applications.

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