Product Innovations

NeoCon 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are working on a plan for the Product Innovations awards program. Watch this space for Product Innovations updates. More details to come.

This competitive awards program is for exhibitors at NeoCon 2020 with products related to commercial buildings.


Not submitting the required information could disqualify you.

Who: Exhibitors at NeoCon who have products relevant to commercial facilities.

Categories: Lighting, Seating, Furniture Systems, Technology Support, Flooring, Acoustics, Walls and Partitions

  • Items must support end users in commercial settings, including education, corporate, healthcare, hospitality, government and retail.

Ineligible: Commercial products must be on display at NeoCon and available to buyers by the end of 2020. Residential products and individual product winners from 2018 and 2019 are not eligible.

Entry Materials


(We will use what you write below, so dont be shy.)

1. What problem does your product help solve?

2. What makes your product unique?

Press release:

A press release or brochure—A standard press release is suitable, though the strongest entries describe the functionality, performance or productivity of the product as it relates to building owners/managers and end users.

Images (up to 3):

High-resolution images (up to 3)—A mix of standard and application shots is best so judges can visualize how the product is used. Only one will be selected for publication.

Images should be saved at 300 dpi (at least 250KB) in JPEG, TIFF or EPS format. Please label each file with this format: CompanyName_ProductName1.


Deadline: The entry period is about to open. We will accept submissions through Friday, May 22, 2020 at noon Central time.

General Fee: $379 (Pay securely online by credit card when the entry period opens.)


Finalists are selected based on their relevance to end users.

Each entry is initially judged by our editorial staff based on your submission materials (questionnaire answers, press release and photography). If your product is selected as a finalist, it will then be reviewed by a BUILDINGS or interiors+sources editor at NeoCon.

Finalist Notification: May 29, 2020


We will name winners at the Editors’ Choice, Grand Prize and Merit Award levels. (The three Editors’ Choice winners are drawn from the pool of Grand Prize winners.) Here is what each receives:

  • A PDF display announcing your award status to include in your NeoCon showroom.

  • Coverage in the July/August issues of both BUILDINGS and interiors+sources in online and print formats. This special feature will be promoted on our homepage, in the BUILDINGS Bulletin and i+s insider e-newsletters and across our social media platforms.

  • Inclusion in a public announcement of winners live at NeoCon. The winners will be honored at an event in the Curios Unboxed space (formerly Materials Pavilion) on the seventh floor of theMART.

  • An individual online product listing with both BUILDINGS and interiors+sources. Both offer a valuable digital catalog of solutions.

  • Marketing materials, including an awards plaque, complimentary issues, press releases and backlinks.

  • Editor’s Choice winners will also receive:

    • A five-minute express listen podcast

    • Inclusion in a separate article highlighting the three Editor’s Choice products

    • Inclusion in the BUILDINGS Bulletin and i+s insider e-newsletters separate from the Product Innovations feature

    • One individual mention on social media

    • A prime spot in the July/August issues of BUILDINGS and interiors+sources

    • Featured placement on the and homepages for one week

This is a competitive awards program—submission does not guarantee selection. Your company may submit multiple products, but only one may be selected per category.

If your product is not selected, it does not move forward in the competition and will not be included in the Product Innovations feature. Entries that do not win will be considered for placement in a future issue in the Products section of
BUILDINGS and/or the Sources section of interiors+sources.

Editors reserve the right to revise all product descriptions.


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