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!)

Step 1: Nominate by February 10th.

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 27 – 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 judges, the judges will then score each entry against the category specific criteria and finalists will be announced May 10, 2023. All nominees will be notified if their entry was a finalist by May 10, 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 21&22, 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.


    • Company name  
    • Product name
    • Product description (this will be listed on the website in the event the product becomes a finalist or winner)
    • Company URL
    • Product URL
    • Company twitter handle
    • Product twitter handle
    • Category name
    • Detailed response on how your product aligns to the judging criteria for the category. (there is no word requirement – but be succinct in your answers. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide a demo to each of your judges. judging criteria is available at
    • Up to five supplemental materials to support nominations (can be PDF, video, link etc.)
    • Contact information for TWO contacts.
    • Optional (used if you are a finalist or winner)
    • Logo (high resolution)
    • Shipping address and contact to receive the award (note: shipping and handling costs will be billed directly to the company for international shipments)
    • Attn Name
    • Attn phone number
    • Company name
    • Address

Ready to nominate? Nominate now

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: $445; non-members: $995

Regular nominations (open December 3 – January 6, 2023)
SIIA members & nonprofit organizations: $545; non-members: $1095

Late nominations (open January 7- February 10 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.

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