Discover the Best New RFID Products and Deployments

The RFID Journal Awards were created to highlight the best RFID implementation across multiple industries. RFID journal readers around the world are invited to submit applications that provide details on their deployments, and RFID solution providers are asked to submit information for the Best New Product award.

A team of independent judges evaluate the submission and select the finalists. The finalists in each category are invited to speak at RFID Journal LIVE!, so attendees can learn best practices form these ground-breaking deployments. The winners are announced at the event, and each receives a crystal award.

Call for Entries

Any business, government agency or other end-user organization (one buying and using, as opposed to selling, RFID products and services) is eligible to submit for the end-user categories (see below), with the exception of those from the following countries: North Korea, Sudan and Syria. RFID technology and service providers can submit on behalf of an end-user company, but the customers must be named and must agree to allow information about their projects to be published.

RFID technology providers exhibiting at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019 may submit a new product for our Best New Product Award. The product has to have been released or significantly enhanced since the conclusion of RFID Journal LIVE! 2017.


If you have any questions, please e-mail them to awards@rfidjournal.com.

Awarding Industry Leaders  in Eight Different Categories

For 2019, awards will be presented in eight categories. The first six awards will be presented to end users. Special achievement will be presented to an individual or organization who has contributed to the RFID community. The Best New Product Award will be presented to the RFID vendor exhibiting the best new RFID product (hardware, software or service) at RFID Journal LIVE! 2019, which will be held April 2 to April 4, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Best Retail RFID Implementation: Awarded to the retailer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations.

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation: Awarded to the manufacturer demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations.

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation: Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies, or deliver better services to customers.

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation: Awarded to the health care provider demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes.

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry): Awarded to the organization demonstrating the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics.

Best Use of RFID in a Product or Service: Awarded to the end-user company using RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers.

Best New Product: Awarded to the RFID technology hardware, software or service provider chosen by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! as the best new product or service at the event. To qualify, the product or service must have been introduced after the last RFID Journal LIVE! concluded on April 14, 2018.

Special Achievement Award: Awarded to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer or anyone else who have contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry.

Enter Your RFID Deployment for an Award

If you have deployed an RFID solution or developed an innovative RFID product or service, you can enter for an award in one of the eight categories above.

You will need to provide details of the solution. If you are a systems integrator or solution provider entering on behalf of a customer, you will need to have the customer sign a release form indicating that they will allow RFID Journal to publicize their deployment if they are a finalist.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or send email to awards@rfidjournal.com.

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