Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some common questions about the RFID Journal Awards. If you have a question that is not answered below, please send it to

How do I submit an entry?
Entries must be submitted electronically. Please download the appropriate entry form, complete it and e-mail it to Entry forms are located here.

Can I submit an entry in writing?
No, all entries must be submitted electronically.

Is there any fee for entering?

Can I enter in more than one category?
No. Each deployment can only be considered in one category. If the same company has more than one RFID project, it can submit for each separate project.

What is the deadline for making a submission?
All submissions must be received no later than midnight on Feb. 17, 2017.

Can I submit an entry on behalf of a client?
Yes, but the client must agree to be named, to verify the facts, and be willing to provide additional materials, if so requested by RFID Journal. The award will be given to the user, not to the solution provider. This is because we aim to highlight successful deployments and grow adoption.

Can I submit photos, brochures, product specifications and other materials?
Yes. The judges will look at all the material in evaluating an entry.

What type of additional information and photos might RFID Journal request?
Additional materials may include, but are not limited to, photographs and biographies of the company's RFID project leader. Additionally, the winner should be available to receive the award at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017 and participate in media interviews.

What coverage can the winners expect?
RFID Journal will announce the 2017 award winners at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, our 15th annual conference and exhibition, being held May 9 to May 11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. We will also cover the winning RFID projects in the May/June 2017 issue of RFID Journal's digital magazine, and we will facilitate interviews with press attending RFID Journal LIVE! 2017. Winners will be able to use the RFID Journal Awards logo, with prior written permission of RFID Journal.

Who are the judges and how were they chosen?
The judges are listed on the Meet the Judges page of this Web site. They were chosen because they are well-respected experts in the field of radio frequency identification, and because they have no significant connection to any particular RFID vendor or end user. In cases where a judge might have a conflict of interest related to an entry, the judge is required to recuse himself or herself from judging that particular entry.

Gisele Bennett
Electro-Optical Systems Lab,
Georgia Tech Research Inst.
Antonio Rizzi
University of Parma


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