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Reviewed CES 2016 Editors' Choice Award Submissions Now Open

Now seeking nominations for the top products of CES 2016 CES 2016 Editors' Choice Awards Nominations Now Open Credit:

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The nomination period is now open for the CES 2016 Editors' Choice awards. We're on the hunt for the best new products debuting at the show. So if you have something awesome cooking for this coming January, let us know.

Our focus is on everyday people and the stuff they're actually going to buy. An overpriced drone selfie cam or an app with the stink of vaporware are not going to cut it. We're interested in the hidden gems that will almost certainly be on store shelves later in the year.

CES 2016 marks the third year of a partnership between and the Consumer Technology Association (formerly CEA). Winners will be promoted by both and, as well as in a special print section of USA TODAY.

What's Eligible?

We are considering products and services in the following categories:

  • Photo & Video
  • Home Theater
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Watches
  • Headphones
  • 3D Printers
  • Laptops & Computing
  • Smart Home
  • Large Appliance
  • Small Appliance
  • Automotive
  • Gaming
  • Parenting
  • Wearables
  • Health & Fitness

In particular, we’re looking for products that stand out for one or more of the following criteria: technology, innovation, design, and value.

Eligible products must be new at CES, and must be expected to ship in 2016 with a specific SKU. Prototypes and proof-of-concept products are generally not eligible. Eligibility of a product is solely at the discretion of the editors.

The Editors' Choice trophy

How do I submit a product for consideration?

Companies are free to submit as many products as they like, in any of the categories. In fact, it’s in your interest to make us aware of as many new products as possible.

You can email to send us information, arrange for a loan unit to be mailed to us, or schedule a visit to our offices.

What is the deadline for submissions?

Submissions will close on January 6, 2016 at 3pm PT (6pm EST).

I missed the window to submit my product.

That’s okay! Our editorial staff is diligently seeking out nominations on its own, so if you have a stellar product, there’s a good chance we already know about it.

Who can vote?

Voting is strictly limited to the members of our editorial staff, who adhere to the rigorous ethical standards of No outside parties are allowed to participate the voting process.

When will the winning products be announced?

The Editors’ Choice–winning products will be announced on January 7, 2016 at and, and will also appear in the print edition of USA TODAY during the week of CES.