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Frequently Asked Questions and Tips for Submission

 

When is the entry deadline?
You can save $100 by submitting your entry before June 4. If you can't make the June 4 deadline, submit your entry by June 25.

Is there a discount for submitting multiple entries?
Yes, enter three or more entries and save 10% off your total order.  

How do I apply?
Click here for complete "how to enter" instructions.


Worried about non-disclosure agreements?  
If you have an application that you would like to enter, but are worried that a non-disclosure agreement with a customer will prevent you from doing so, feel free to refer to the parties involved in general terms.

Will the judges or Broadband Technology Report sign non-disclosure agreements?

No.


Are only new products reviewed?

Products introduced after October 1, 2017 are eligible for submission, however  products that have received a major upgrade since that time can be evaluated as well. When entering a product for consideration based on a recent upgrade, that upgrade should be emphasized in your entry materials.
 

Do you have a question about whether your product or application would be a worthy entrant, or where it might fit?
Reach out on questions like these and any other by contacting Broadband Technology Report Editorial Director Stephen Hardy at stephenh@pennwell.com.

What is the entry cost?

  • Early-Bird Submission Rate (enter by June 4): $795
  • Final Submission Rate: $895
     

What additional details could I submit with my entry?  

  • A spec sheet that details the parameters the product or service is designed to meet entry’s features.
  • A brief technological description of how the product works.
  • A photo or photos.

Please Note: No more than 5 extra pages of documentation, including spec sheets, are allowed. Pictures, diagrams and/or charts do not count toward your 5 pages.
 

Optional Items to Consider:

  • Testimonials by users
  • A simple brief that summarizes the features of the entry, and how it differentiates itself from the competition
  • Photos and diagrams, particularly block diagrams or flow charts that help describe how the product or service works.

 

What information is requested on the electronic submission form?

  • Contact details of the person submitting the form
     
  • Company name and product/application name of the entry
  • You will also be asked to describe the following:
    • How your product/service/software helps broadband cable engineers reduce operational expenses and/or develop new revenue sources
       
    • The unique features of this product as it compares to competing solutions

 

I keep hitting SAVE but my entry is not saving?
Review your entry and confirm any required field is filled in or checked -- required fields with no data will be highlighted in red after you hit SAVE.
 

I did NOT receive a confirmation email after submitting my entry.

  • Confirm you entered an accurate email address
  • Ask your IT department to whitelist the following IP address: 192.254.116.40
  • Send an email to btrdr@pennwell.com

I have other questions/problems.