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49 Ways to Win New Product Awards in The 2013 American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

There are 49 Best New Product or Service of the Year categories in The 2013 (11th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. (Friday, November 16, is the first early-bird entry deadline for the 2013 ABAs, request your entry kit here  and you'll receive it right away.)

Products and services introduced to the marketplace since January 1, 2012 are eligible for our new product awards and nominees may be brand new or new versions. Our product of the year awards categories include:

  • Business-to-Business ProductsThe Stevie Awards
  • Business-to-Business Services    
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Hardware
       a. Computer
       b. Networking
       c. Peripheral
       d. Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
       e. Storage
       f. Other
  • Health & Pharmaceuticals
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Industrial Products & Services
  • Media & Entertainment
       a. Product
       b. Service
  • Software
       a. Asset Management Solution
       b. Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
       c. Cloud Application/Service
       d. Cloud Infrastructure
       e. Cloud Platform
       f. Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
       g. Content Management Solution
       h. Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
       i. Database Innovation
       j. Document Management Solution
       k. Electronic Commerce Solution
       l. Financial Management Solution
       m. Human Capital Management Solution
       n. Integration Solution
       o. International Data Protection Solution
       p. Marketing/Public Relations Solution
       q. Mobile On-Demand Application
       r. Mobile Operations Management Solution
       s. Project Management Solution
       t. Relationship Management Solution
       u. Security Solution
       v. Software Development Solution
       w. Supply Chain Management Solution
       x. Systems Management Solution
       y. Web Services Solution
       z. Other
  • Telecommunications
       a. Hardware
       b. Service
  • Transportation

Every new product that's nominated in the new product or service of the year categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  Public voting will open in July, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards' tech awards ceremony in San Francisco in September 2013.

Our product management awards include:

  • Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
  • Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
  • Product Developer of the Year (for all non-executive product development or management professionals)

The following information is generally required for product awards and product management submissions:

  • An essay of up to 525 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1, 2012.  For the best new product or service of the year categories, this should be an essay about your product or service: Its features, functions, benefits, and performance to date,
  • A biography of the nominee or the leader of the nominated company, department, or team of up to 125 words, and
  • Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files, product demonstration videos, and/or web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

Need help deciding which new product or service award you should apply for? Call us at + 1 703-547-8389 or email us at

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