When are the Pro Tool Innovation Awards?

Our #1 question: When are the Pro Tool Innovation Awards? Every year the Pro Tool Innovation Awards start around the beginning of Q3 (around June) and remain open for 6 weeks to allow manufacturers to enter their innovative tools and products. We send out an email to all manufacturers on our list and invite them to participate by submitting innovative tools, accessories, and fasteners.

All submissions include photography and descriptions of the tool to help us understand what makes them stand out in the industry as innovative. Once all the submissions are in, the tools are evaluated by our panel of professionals, and after several rounds, the winning products are selected.

Important Award Dates

  • June 19, 2019 – 2019 PTIA Awards Early Bird* Entries Open
  • July 10, 2019 11:59PM – Awards Early Bird* Entries Close
  • July 31, 2019 11:59PM – Last day to enter the Pro Tool Innovation Awards
  • September 9, 2019 – Awards winners notified
  • September 11, 2019 – Public Pro Tool Innovation Awards are given
  • September 16, 2019 – Pro Tool Innovation Awards public promotion begins with media & retail partners

Related Dates & Trade Shows

  • May 7-9, 2019 – National Hardware Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • July 17-20, 2019 – AWFS Fair (Las Vegas, NV)
  • September 14 – 17, 2019 – NECA (Las Vegas, NV)
  • November 5 – 8, 2019 – SEMA/AAPEX (Las Vegas, NV)
  • November 7-8, 2019 – Remodeling Show (Louisville, KY)
  • November 10-12, 2019 – STAFDA trade show (Nashville, TN)
  • December 4-6, 2019 – JLC Live NW (Portland, OR)
  • January 21-23, 2020 – International Builders Show/KBIS (Las Vegas, NV)
  • January 21-24, 2020 – SHOT Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • February 4-7, 2020 – World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV)
  • March 18-21, 2020 – JLC Live NE (Providence, RI)

*Early Bird entry/administration fees are reduced during the Early Bird entry period.

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