Our #1 question: When are the Pro Tool Innovation Awards? Every year the Pro Tool Innovation Awards start around the beginning of Q2 (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 18, 2018 – 2018 PTIA Awards Early Bird* Entries Open
July 9, 2018 11:59PM – Awards Early Bird* Entries Close
July 31, 2018 11:59PM – Last day to enter the Pro Tool Innovation Awards
September 4, 2018 – Awards winners notified
September 12, 2018 – Public Pro Tool Innovation Awards are given
September 13, 2018 – Pro Tool Innovation Awards public promotion begins with media & retail partners
Related Dates & Trade Shows
May 8-10, 2018 – National Hardware Show (Las Vegas, NV)
August 22-25, 2018 – International Woodworking Fair (Atlanta, GA)
October 10-11, 2018 – Remodeling Show (Baltimore, MD)
October 28-30, 2018 – STAFDA trade show (Austin, TX)
October 30 – November 2, 2018 – SEMA/AAPEX (Las Vegas, NV)
November 29-30, 2018 – JLC Live NW (Portland, OR)
January 22-25, 2019 – World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV)
January 22-25, 2019 – SHOT Show (Las Vegas, NV)
February 19-21, 2019 – International Builders Show/KBIS (Las Vegas, NV)
March 28-30, 2019 – JLC Live NE (Providence, RI)
May 7-9, 2019 – National Hardware Show (Las Vegas, NV)
*Early Bird entry/administration fees are reduced during the Early Bird entry period.