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KES Awards

We’re receiving applications for the 6th KES Innovation Awards. The awards are given to creative and innovative products that go well with IT Korea brand images. We look forward to having a lot of applications from KES exhibitors with excellent technological expertise



Overview

· Purpose: To present awards to creative and innovative products that go well with It Korea brand images.

· Target companies: 2017 Korea Electronics Show (KES) exhibitors (including foreign companies)

· Contest categories: Three - BEST New Product, Best Design, Best Content

Award type Description SMEs Large corporates
BEST NEW PRODUCT Products launched for the first time in the world (Korea), market/trend-leading products (including functions introduced to the market for the first time) 2 pieces 2~3 pieces
BEST DESIGN Products with innovative design 2 pieces
BEST CONTENT Products with innovative functions or content 2 pieces

※ According to the number of applications and screening result, points to be given may vary (within 10 points).


How to evaluate and screen

The evaluation committee consisting of experts in the fields of product planning, marketing, design and technology screens and evaluates products based on applications and product introduction documents.

Schedule

Wednesday, Mar. 14 Announcement and receipt of applications
Friday, Aug. 25 Deadline for the submission of applications (Applications received by Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 6:00PM will be recognized as valid)
Monday, Aug. 28- Friday, Sep. 1 Review on applications and submitted documents
Thursday, Sep. 7 Evaluation and screening by the evaluation committee
Friday, Sep. 15 Selection and announcement of award winners (Final selection)
Thursday, Sep. 24- Monday, Oct. 16 Media promotion (Press kit, on-line promotion, KES press event)
Tuesday, Oct. 17 KES Awards Zone (Hall B)

Evaluation criteria

Award type Focus of evaluation
BEST NEW PRODUCT Innovativeness from the perspective of corporates, consumption and technology
BEST DESIGN Design that distinguishes the product from existing ones, appropriateness, ergonomic convenience, and attractiveness for consumers
BEST CONTENT Content that distinguishes the product from existing ones, excellence compared to existing ones, marketability and creativity

Benefits for KES Innovation Awards winners

① Photo-shoot of award-winning products at a photo studio (free of charge)
② Provision of the right of using KES Awards logo in advertisements of the award-winning product
③ Operation of the KES Awards Zone in the exhibit hall and installation of the product promotion booth ④ Inclusion of the award-winning companies’ booths in the VIP tour course and introduction in the KES guide map

Operation of the KES Innovation Awards Zone

Introduction of products via the VIP tour program and the guide map
⑤ Introduction of the products by the KES website and newsletter ⑥ Attachment of KES Innovation Awards emblem on the booth

Distribution of web-zine to introduce award-winning products

Installation of the emblem when building up the booth

Documents to submit and how to apply

Documents KES Innovation Awards Application (Refer to the attached format)
Product Introduction (Free format, refer to how to write)
How to apply Submit the application and product introduction via e-mail
Deadline Tuesday, March 14, 2017 ~ Friday, August 25, 2017, 6:00PM
Contact point Person in charge: Mr. SangWoon Park, Manager, KEA
Contact info: +822-6388-6063 , swpark@gokea.org