Eligibility & Judges

Product Eligibility

  • Products and services must have been introduced and available for purchase between Sept. 1, 2021, and Oct. 10, 2022, to be eligible for consideration.*
  • Products submitted for acceptance in the agriculture irrigation and landscape irrigation categories include
    • integral parts of an irrigation system used to deliver, disperse or manage water for irrigation.
    • specialty tools, design programs, etc..

*Products and services entered in the 2021 New Product Contest are not eligible in 2022.

Choosing the Winners

Products will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on innovative and/or “changed-for-the-better” qualities; increased or improved irrigation, water or energy efficiency; ease of use; cost benefits; time savings and design quality.

NEW! Awards in each category will be presented in three tiers — gold, silver and bronze. Winners in each category will receive

  • an award or certificate suitable for display.
  • free publicity to industry media, including social media posts and a press release.
  • customized new product contest logo artwork for company marketing.
  • recognition on the Irrigation Show website.
  • recognition in the Winter issue of Irrigation Today (ag irrigation category).
  • recognition in the Spring issue of Irrigation & Lighting (landscape irrigation and landscape lighting categories).

Disclaimer: The Irrigation Show new product contest entries are judged by a panel of industry experts based on information provided by the competition entrants. The new product contest award is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of these products.

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Past Winners & Product Showcase

View past new product contest winners and the 2021 product showcase.

2022 New Product Contest Judges

View the list of judges.