Frequently Asked Questions

The 2024 New Product Contest application will open on July 9.


How do I apply for the 2024 New Product Contest?

The link to the application will be available on the Irrigation Show and Education Week website and the exhibitor portal on July 9. Applications are due by Aug. 16. The contestant must be signed up to exhibit prior to applying for the contest.

What questions are included on the application and what items must be available to upload?

The application must be submitted with all of the following required components:

  • product name
  • exhibiting company name
  • product website link
  • product category
  • date introduced to the market
  • location product is sold
  • brief product description
  • expanded description
  • product photo
  • company logo
  • contact information for person presenting during judging
I have two entries but the system is only letting me submit one.

You must submit the payment and application for the first entry before the system will permit you to submit the second entry.

Does the product have to be submitted prior to the show?

The application, payment and all other required components must be submitted between July 9 and Aug. 16. The product itself is required to be shipped directly to the show to be displayed in the New Product Contest Pavilion on the exhibit floor. Dates and shipping details will be provided at a later date. We highly recommend that a company representative remain in the new product contest area to answer questions about your company’s product.

When is the judging being held?

The 2024 contest entries will be evaluated by three judges per category in advance of the Irrigation Show.

Will there be product presentations for the 2024 contest?

No, contestants will not participate in product presentations and instead will be judged by their application.

Our company has four products to enter into one category – Is that ok?

Each company is permitted to submit a maximum of three entries per category. If you have more than three, you will need to decide which three products to submit into the contest. Additional entries from a separate company division that operates under a different name are acceptable.

How much does it cost to enter the contest?

The fee for the first entry per company is $1,200. Each additional entry is $650. A maximum of three entries per category per company will be accepted. Additional entries by another company division operating under a different name are also acceptable to submit.

When are applications due?

Entries must be submitted by Aug. 16, 2024.

What type of payment is acceptable?

Credit card payments are acceptable through the exhibitor portal. ACH and wire transfers are also accepted. The entry form cannot be accessed until payment has been received and processed.

When do the products have to be set up on the show floor?

All products must be set up on Tuesday, Nov. 5 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

If my product was entered in the 2023 Pitch Competition, can it be entered into the 2024 New Product Contest?

Products and services entered in the 2023 New Product Contest or the 2023 or 2024 Pitch Competition are not eligible to complete in the 2024 New Product Contest.

 
Dates & Fees
Contest dates
     •  Applications open – July 9
     •  Application deadline – Aug. 16
     •  Product judging – Sept. 16-Oct. 4
     •  Product setup at the show – Nov. 5
     •  Announcement of winners – Nov. 7
Fees
     •  $1,200 – first product
     •  $750 – each additional product
A separate agreement form must be submitted per entry.
Payment is required at the time of application submission for each entry.