The Golden Mousetrap Awards—now in their 18th year—return to the Anaheim Convention Center, in conjunction with Pacific Design & Manufacturing, on February 5, 2019. But these are not the Golden Mousetrap Awards you have come to expect over the years. This year, there are big changes afoot.
First, the 2019 submissions will be judged by a larger panel of industry experts: your peers, who are excited to dig in and identify the cutting-edge products that are shaking up the industry.
Beyond expanding our judging panel, this year's judges will be choosing three winners, when applicable, in each category/subcategory—naming them gold, silver, and bronze.
And speaking of categories/subcategories, those will look a bit different, as well. We have added Automotive Electronics and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Systems & Components to the lineup. We also have broadened the Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing subcategory to allow for a wider array of entries. Click here for a full list.
Finally, be sure to stick around until the end of the ceremony. That’s when we will announce the winner of our Reader’s Choice Award, as well as the award for Best in Show!
To be eligible for the Golden Mousetrap Awards, all entered products must be commercially available in the US between Sept. 1, 2017 and Oct. 1, 2018. The deadline to enter is November 9, 2018. Finalists will be announced on DesignNews.com and in a dedicated press release the week of January 7, 2019. All winners will be announced during the live February 5, 2019 ceremony, which follows the first day of the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show!