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.

If you want to get on the list, simply fill out our Contact Form, and we’ll notify you in May prior to the EarlyBird entry period.

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 15, 2022 – 2022 PTIA Awards Early Bird* Entries Open
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:59PM – Awards Early Bird* Entries Close
  • Friday, July 29, 2022 11:59PM – Last day to enter the Pro Tool Innovation Awards
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 – Awards winners notified
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Public Pro Tool Innovation Awards are given
  • Monday, September 19, 2022 – Pro Tool Innovation Awards public promotion begins

Related Dates & Trade Shows

  • October 15–18, 2022 – NECA (Austin, TX)
  • October 19–21, 2022 – GIE (Louisville, KY)
  • October 30–November 1, 2022 – STAFDA (San Diego, CA)
  • November 1–4, 2022 – SEMA/AAPEX (Las Vegas, NV)
  • November 8–10, 2022 – FABTECH (Atlanta, GA)
  • January 17–19, 2023 – World of Concrete (Las Vegas, NV)
  • January 17–20, 2023 – SHOT Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • January 31–February 2, 2022 – National Hardware Show (Las Vegas, NV)
  • February 8–10, 2023 – International Builders Show/KBIS (Las Vegas, NV)

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

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