Nominate outstanding tech products, companies, individuals and teams for a coveted CODiE Award!
Learn, mentor and network with new friends and fellow industry experts by volunteering to peer-judge the CODiE Awards
Put your brand front and center with the best and brightest across the education and business technology industry
Called “The Oscars” of the tech industry, Since 1986 the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored top companies, products and people as leaders in innovation and excellence.
The CODiE’s were established for industry peers to celebrate the vision, talent and advances in building quality products. First and second round judges are industry peers celebrating the ever-changing innovations in technology.
Join the ranks of tech industry pioneers and apply for a CODiE today or share your talents as a judge.
Great question! Every single CODiE Award entry receives a detailed review by two expert judges via live demo or detailed written or video response.
In the first round, Judges review and evaluate products against carefully crafted category specific criteria. Top-rated entries are elevated to the second round as “finalists.”
Next, finalists are peer reviewed by SIIA members and first round experts, providing even more exposure and feedback for your company.
The scores of both rounds are combined to determine the winners, which are announced during a special awards celebration.
Step 1: Nominate by January 20.
Once your nomination is submitted and paid for, you are officially entered!
Step 2: First round (expert) review
This accounts for 80% of the overall score
Starting February 6 – nominees will be emailed a link to access judge assignments and review entry information. There are two judges assigned to each nomination so be sure to contact your judges asap to start arranging demos – especially if you are entered in many categories. The demos can take time to coordinate and we recommend using a scheduling tool to help with the process.
NOTE: some judges (especially teachers) prefer recorded demos. Please do your best to accommodate, they are volunteering their time and often in classrooms during business hours. We have participants based all over the world so recordings help accommodate various time zones too.
Once you’ve completed demos with the reviewers, they will then score each entry against the category specific criteria and finalists will be announced April 19, 2023. All nominees will be notified if their entry was a finalist by April 19, 2023. Finalists are provided next steps and PR materials to help promote their finalist status! How finalists are determined.
Step 3: Second round review.
This accounts for 20% of the overall score
Finalists then receive a second round peer review by select first round judges and SIIA members. This is a quick review of materials provided in the entry (your video or written response, nomination description and URL) and accounts for 20% of the score. No additional demo is required.
Step 4. Celebrate!
Winners will be announced virtually June 7 & 8, 2023. Stay tuned for details!
Learn ALL about our nominations process on this page. Below is a quick checklist with everything you need to complete the entry form.
Ready to nominate? Nominate now.
Called “the Oscars” of the tech industry, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored top companies, products and people as leaders in innovation and excellence since 1986. When you think about the tech industry, the most famous pioneers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates won CODiEs, but anyone working in tech is eligible to be nominated. Because we’re the only peer-reviewed award, winners are literally being recognized as the best of the best by your peers! Nominate someone (or yourself) today!
It’s a huge honor to be nominated and many nominees want to share this incredible news with their customers and business network. To make things easy, we provide a complete press packet with downloadable badges, logos and icons for you to share on your social media and with your peers.
Finalists and winners also receive press release templates, social media kit and recommendations on how to share with internal/external stakeholders.
Leadership categories recognize outstanding companies, individuals and teams. Each Leadership nomination is required to include either a brief pre-recorded video or written response with their nomination on how they align with the judging criteria. This year’s categories are here.
Early nominations (open November 1 – December 2, 2022)
SIIA members & nonprofit organizations: $545; non-members: $1095
Regular nominations (open December 3 – January 6, 2023)
SIIA members & nonprofit organizations: $545; non-members: $1095
Late nominations (open January 7- January 20 2023)
SIIA members & nonprofit organizations: $745; non-members: $1295
Nonprofits contact the Awards Director for nonprofit pricing
Enjoy a 15% discount on three or more nominations.
Click here for the fine print.
You will be expected to evaluate up to five (5) products in any one of your preferred categories. All demos are conducted virtually and take approximately 45-minutes to 1-hour per product to review. Budget six (6) hours of time for judging between reviewing demos and completing the evaluation.
Product assignments will be sent to judges the week of February 6. Please review your product assignments in the judge dashboard as soon as they are received and notify the Awards Director if you see any conflicts of interest or are no longer able to participate.
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CODiE Awards judges represent education and business technology leaders looking to learn more about top technology products and leadership within the industry. Judges include teachers and administrators in ed tech categories and executives, product leaders, tech engineers, investors, and consultants in business technology categories.
Before applying, read our terms & conditions for judges. We encourage you to select the top categories you feel most qualified and most interested in reviewing.
NOTE: some categories receive over 100 applications so we cannot always assign all qualified/ approved judges products. Priority is given to past judges with outstanding feedback, and to those who apply first.
You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your application is received. You will be notified as soon as the application has been reviewed, usually within a few days. If you don’t receive this email, please check your spam filters and safelist firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everything you need to know to become a CODiE judge can be found right here.
The CODiE Awards are focused on building and nurturing a robust community of tech leaders. By sponsoring or partnering with the CODiEs, you are positioning your company as a strong supporter of innovation in technology. Sponsoring is not only a great way to promote your brand, but also a strategic way to meet, connect and build relationships with decision makers and new customers. Learn more here.