Utility Products
TOP TOOLS OF  THE TRADE

The Top Tools of the Trade competition, presented by Utility Products, honors excellence in product innovation in the power, telephone and cable TV utility industry.

The prestigious awards program showcases the most innovative products of the past year and recognizes the talent and commitment of the people involved in development — from concept through sales and marketing. Utility Products is proud to bestow these awards on inventive products that help utility professionals do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

Entry Deadline: July 18, 2022

PRODUCT CATEGORIES

  • Attachments
  • Battery-Powered Tools
  • Climbing Gear
  • Computers and Tablets
  • Drones/Aerial Inspection Technology
  • Field Software
  • GPS/GIS/Mapping
  • Hand Tools
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Measurement and Testing Tools/Equipment
  • Safety Technology
  • Sealants/Sealing
  • Sensing Systems
  • Training Systems
  • Utility poles and Infrastructure
  • Utility Services
  • Vegetation Control
  • Vehicles/Trucks (includes trailers)
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Work Apparel

** NOTE: Editors and judges reserve the right to move products to the proper or most sensible category if necessary.

BENEFIT FROM YEAR-ROUND EXPOSURE

When you enter your products in Utility Products’ 2022 Top Tools of the Trade competition you will receive repeated, positive exposure in all facets of the utilities market. All entries in the competition will be featured in a special printed showcase feature in the July/August edition of Utility Products magazine. The finalists in each category and the Top 3 winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze — will be featured in the October/November edition of Utility Products.

This is a perfect opportunity for your company to be seen as an innovator in the industry!

CATEGORY WINNER BENEFITS:
> Prominently featured on the Utility Products website and in Utility Products magazine.
> Receive a plaque to commemorate being selected as a Top Tool of the Trade
> Eligible to use the Category Winner logo in all marketing materials.
> Featured in our online Category Winner Gallery enabling voting for the 2022 Top Tool of the Trade

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE WINNER BENEFITS:
> Receive recognition on the Utility Products website and through a special writeup in the October/November edition of Utility Products.
> Receive a plaque to commemorate being voted as a one of the top 3 products.
> Eligible to use the Top Tools of the Trade Winner logo in all marketing materials.

SELECTION PROCESS & ENTRY RULES

Selection Process

All product entries will be judged by a panel of utility industry experts selected by Utility Products editorial staff. Results of the initial judging will produce a winner in each product category. In both the category-winner judging and the final online voting, in the event of a tie, Utility Products editorial staff will cast the final vote.

The overall Top Tools of the Trade will be decided both through online voting by Utility Products subscribers on our website, as well as attendees at the 2022 International Lineman’s Rodeo. The top 3 vote getters – Gold, Silver and Bronze – will be recognized at the Rodeo’s BBQ dinner on Oct. 14

Entry Rules

All entries must meet these criteria:
>  The product must be available for purchase in the United States.
>  The product must be available for purchase between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. (Redesigns or significant modifications occurring within the entry dates will be considered at the magazine’s discretion and must be presented as such.)
>  An employee or an authorized representative of the manufacturer that produces the product must submit the form.

There is no limit to the number of products each company may enter.

Entries that do not meet required guidelines or present false or misleading information will be disqualified, and entry fees forfeited.

Entry Fee: $400 per product

QUESTIONS? Contact John Dobberstein, Utility Products senior editor

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