Nominations open through October 19th

$695 Per Product Entry

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Nominate your new products and services for the Best of Show Awards to be announced at SCTE Cable-Tec 2018 Awards. These Awards recognize particularly high levels of innovation and excellence among the products and services on display at the 2018 Cable-Tec Expo. Winners will be selected by panels of professional users and by our editors, based on descriptions provided by companies. All nominees will also be featured on a separate page in a Best of Show Program Guide that provides a spectacular overview of new media technology offerings at 2018 Cable-Tec Expo. The Program Guide will be released several weeks after the Expo as an e-book.

Nominations are due October 19, 2018. Nominate your product here.


In a world with constant advancements in technology and entertainment, it’s easy for brilliant ideas to go unnoticed. Best of Show Awards to be announced at SCTE Cable-Tec 2018 Awards program gives you the chance to be acknowledged for your successful endeavours and stand out in the crowd. Awarded products will receive top recognition by the industry’s leading publications. All nominated products will be featured in the Best of Show Program Guide that is distributed to readers, giving you maximum consumer visibility.

Contest Details

To enter, complete and submit the nomination form here. All entries must be received on or before October 19, 2018, unless otherwise noted. All entrants must complete the online nomination form (one per product nominated), remit payment for the entry fee(s) via our online system, and provide contact information by October 19, 2018. The prizewinners will be determined by a panel of judges and will be notified in person or by mail, email and/or telephone on or about October 24, 2018. Judges’ decisions are final. This contest is sponsored by Future plc, 28 E 28th Street, New York, NY, 10016.

(Read the Awards FAQ here.)

Entry fees are $695 per product per publication to which you submit for consideration. Companies may enter numerous products for consideration, provided they complete the online nomination form and pay the necessary entry fee(s). The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. Entries made on the Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, potential winner may be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Best of Show Awards?
The program recognizes outstanding products exhibited at the 2018 Cable-Tec Expo that are new to the market since the prior Cable-Tec Expo. Winners are selected by panels of professional users and editors based on descriptions provided by you via the nomination form as well as on judges’ inspection at the convention.
Who can enter?
Any company that exhibits a new product on the exhibit floor of the Cable-Tec Expo may nominate a product. Products need not be shipping but must be ready for public display. Your submission signifies that your product is ready and, in the event of a delay or interruption in presenting it on the exhibit floor, it will continue to be judged. If a product was shown in the same form at last year’s convention it is not eligible. Judges have discretion in determining whether a product is new and eligible.
Why should I enter?
Thousands of new products are introduced at the Cable-Tec Expo each year. Help make yours stand out. Further, every product and service nominated, whether chosen for an award or not, will be featured in the special Best of Show Program Guide, to be distributed in eBook digital form after the convention to more than 100,000 Future plc publication readers.
When are entries due?
Friday, October 19, 2018. We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate. Please note that on-site nominations are not accepted.
How much does it cost to enter?
$695 per product nominated, for consideration by your chosen Future plc magazine including Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable and Video Edge. You may submit a given product to multiple magazines, at $695 each.
What if I wish my product to be considered by multiple publications?
Just nominate the product for each by checking the appropriate box(es) on the product’s form; so for example, if Jones Smith Manufacturing wishes to nominate a new product for consideration by three magazines, the nomination price is $1,785 ($595 x 3). The entry form will guide you.
May I enter more than one product?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each requires a separate nomination form and entry fee(s).
How can I maximize my chances? How can I get the most out of my page in the Program Guide?
Remember that the text and image you provide here will be seen by the judges and also published in the Program Guide. DO prepare carefully. DO provide a good product photo. DO use the full word count. DON’T provide just a few sentences and a Web link, or just a list of specifications; DO explain your product to the judges and the public; what makes it unique? DON’T provide complex images like flow charts (they do not reproduce well when they must run small on a single page). DON’T refer to the show in the future tense like “We will show this at Cable-Tec Expo,” because the public will see this text AFTER the show. DON’T jam multiple products into one nomination; if you are nominating a family of products, DO make the association among products clear.
Are there other rules?
What if I have a question about the form?
Please email your questions to Anthony Savona


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Nominations open through October 19th