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

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – 2021 PTIA Awards Early Bird* Entries Open
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021 11:59PM – Awards Early Bird* Entries Close
  • Friday, July 30, 2021 11:59PM – Last day to enter the Pro Tool Innovation Awards
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 – Awards winners notified
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – Public Pro Tool Innovation Awards are given
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 – Pro Tool Innovation Awards public promotion begins

Related Dates & Trade Shows

  • February 9–11, 2021 – International Builders Show/KBIS (Orlando, FL)
  • May 11–13, 2021 – National Hardware Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • June 7–10, 2021 – World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV)
  • September 13–16, 2021 – FABTECH (Chicago, IL)
  • October 9–12, 2021 – NECA (Nashville, TN)
  • TBD, 2020 – Remodeling Show (Baltimore, MD)
  • October 20–22, 2021 – GIE (Louisville, KY)
  • November 2–5, 2021 – SEMA/AAPEX (Las Vegas, NV)
  • November 7–9, 2021 – STAFDA (Charlotte, NC)
  • January 18–21, 2022 – SHOT Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • February 8–10, 2022 – International Builders Show/KBIS (Orlando, FL)

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

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