The judging process: how it works 

All successfully vetted products are judged against one another on the strength of their innovation alone – there are no product categories.

The judging panel will have eight awards of equal standing at their disposal, plus the option of making one or more a ‘Gold’ Award, for those products which stand out above the rest.

The process

Entrants must first submit an online form. Nominations are then vetted to ensure they meet the requirements of entry.

All successful nominees must make a 5 minute presentation to the judges who will visit their stand on Sunday 15 September 2019. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on the Monday evening at the show – times to be confirmed.

Entries close 16 August 2019.

Entry form

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Entrants benefit from maximum publicity 

Pre-show publicity

Nominees benefit from inclusion in the PLASA Show Preview issue of LSi Magazine and in the Official PLASA Show Catalogue.

Nominated products are also showcased in a gallery on the PLASA Show website.

Publicity at the show

Nominated products will be exhibited on the Innovation Gallery – a key visitor attraction at the PLASA Show.

Power is provided to demonstrate the capability of the product (limitations apply).

After the show

The winners will appear on the LSi website and in the October issues of LSi and LSA magazines.

Each nominee has the option to have a presentation video filmed which will be shared by LSi and made available to entrant.


The entries must meet one or more of the following:

  • Improves technical practice

  • Demonstrates a new style of thinking

  • Introduces new technology, materials or techniques

  • Includes patents or unique intellectual property

  • Offers a new commercial advantage

  • Improves safety

To be eligible for the PLASA Award for Sustainability entries must:

  • Significant reduction of power usage for its product type/application
  • Effective use of renewable energy sources
  • Significant reduction of environmental impact of product life cycle

All entrants must be PLASA Show 2019 exhibitors and products must have been launched since PLASA Show 2018. Read full Rules of Entry


The entry fee for the PLASA Awards for Innovation is £400 plus VAT – a highly preferential rate given the level of publicity generated by the Awards.

The fee covers all administration and judging expenses plus the cost of exhibiting the product in the Innovation Gallery at the PLASA Show, including power for your product (13 amp)

For further information on the PLASA Awards for Innovation, please contact:

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