How it works

A CODiE Award win is a big deal for a reason. Each nominated product receives a detailed review by two expert judges (teachers and administrators in EdTech categories and executives, product leaders, investors, consultants and press in business tech categories).

Products are judged against category-specific criteria, and all nominees receive detailed feedback from their judges that can be used in marketing, promotions and to help guide future product development.

Top-rated products from the first round of review are elevated to finalists, and all finalists will receive a second-round peer review by SIIA members and teams of experts from the first round, providing even more exposure for your product.

The scores of both rounds are combined to determine the winners, and the winners are announced during a special awards celebration.

Nominate Nov. 1- Jan. 21, 2022
To enter the competition, complete the brief award nomination form between Nov. 1- Jan. 21, 2022
The entry includes:
The entry includes:
Product name
Product description & URL
Product launch date
Company name
Contact information for two people Select your categories (additional fees apply with each category added) and provide a sentence on why your company fits into that category).
We also offer you the option to upload supporting materials and video of how your product aligns with the category specific judging criteria which can be added later. Once the form is complete, you’ll be able to pay for your nomination, and you’re done! If you are nominating in several categories you will need to complete a separate nomination form for each entry.
Nominate Now
Evaluate: First round expert review Feb. 7- April 8, 2022
Judge Evaluations & Selection of Finalists
Product Demonstrations to Two Expert Reviewers
Determines Finalists (and 80% of overall score)
Learn how finalists are determined
Evaluate: Second round peer review April 25 - May 6, 2022
SIIA members and first round reviewers vote on top products
In the first-round review, all nominated products receive a detailed review by two expert judges via live demo. Demos are arranged by the nominees directly with each reviewer.
Evaluate: Second round peer review SIIA members and first round reviewers vote on top products In the first-round review, all nominated products receive a detailed review by two expert judges via live demo. Demos are arranged by the nominees directly with each reviewer. Each product is evaluated against category specific criteria instead of each other to level the playing field and ensure that the best products rise to the top. Top scoring entries from the first round of review are elevated to finalists.
Evaluation Period: April 25 - May 6
Finalists Announced: April 20
Evaluation Period: April 25 - May 6 Finalists Announced: April 20 The heavy lifting is done! In the second-round review, finalists will be evaluated by teams of SIIA members and community leaders based on their award nomination, supporting materials, and pre-recorded video which outlines why the nomination should win a CODiE award and how it stacks up against each criteria. This round counts for 20% of your overall score.
Celebrate: winner announcement June 8 & June 9, 2022
In 2022 we will take a hybrid approach to the winner announcement offering the opportunity for participants to attend in person or virtually to keep the party accessible, safe and fun for everyone! Check back for updates.