Best New Product Competition
2018 Submission Form
Specialty Coffee Expo | Seattle, WA, USA
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Entry definition – manufactured by a company exhibiting at this year’s Specialty Coffee Expo, was introduced to the marketplace after last year’s Expo (April 24, 2017), and is available for shipment.

• Must be an exhibitor in the exhibit hall to enter
• Coffee cannot be a main ingredient in Specialty Beverage Stand-Alone, Specialty Beverage Flavor Additive or Food categories
• Entry must be new to your company since April 24, 2017
• Entry can be debuted at Expo and must be available for sale to the industry
• Prototypes are not allowed
• Entries must be available in the exhibitor booth and have some supporting data indicating the entry’s intended use
• SCA reserves the right to reclassify or decline an entry
• Awards are at the discretion of SCA
• Entries will be judged on at least 3 out of the 5 judging criteria
• Each entry is $500.00

Judging will take place in your booth on Friday, April 20 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and/or Saturday, April 21 between 9 a.m. – Noon. This is 1.5 hours before the Expo floor opens. Please plan to have someone in your booth during these times. Please note that judges only visit a booth once and expect to have the product demonstrated upon their arrival.

Winners will be announced on the show floor Saturday afternoon.

As added-value, all product entries can be displayed in the North lobby outside of the Sky Bridge area. A placard with company name, booth number and Award category will accompany display.

Disclaimer: Exceptions may be made for product entries deemed to large to display at Expo. Supporting data may include, but is not limited to, demonstration on-site, product literature and statistics, podium and/or poster presentations, etc

I have read and agree by the rules and regulations associated with the Best New Product Competition.
Today's Date *

Exhibiting Company Name *

Booth Number *

Contact Name *

Contact Title *

Business Address *

Contact Phone Number *

Company Website

Company Social Media Handles (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Exact Product Name and/or Model: *

Product Dimensions (L" x W" x H") *

Product Weight in Ounces/Pounds: *

Please describe in exact detail the specific product or product line that you are entering in the competition: *

Brand, model, color, flavor, etc.
Please upload a high-res image of your product: *

When did your company first exhibit, display, promote or sell this product? *

Product can be debuted at Expo, cannot be a prototype and must be available for order.
Design – is the product aesthetically appealing? Is the overall result a positive, creative experience? Does the process of creating the product minimize material use or incorporate recycled, upcycled, or otherwise sustainable materials (or in the case of food and beverage products, ingredients from sustainable sources)?

Education – how does this entry contribute to the enhancement or improve the knowledge of the coffee community? What is the greatest potential of this product?

Agroecology – how does this entry impact origin? Does the formulation or manufacturing process make the entry healthier and/or sustainable? Does the entry use science, business models, policies to support healthy relationships between the producers and the consumers?

Science – does this entry impact the science of coffee? If so, how? What science, if any, was utilized in the development of this entry?

Is there anything similar on the market? If yes, why is this entry better?

Is this product in line with current industry trends and consumer preferences?

If named a winner, I hereby give the SCA permission to mention my company's name and product in printed materials regarding this awards event.

I have read and agree by the terms, conditions, and restrictions associated with the Best New Product Competition recognition program. *

Participation Fee {{var_price}} *

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