CODiE Award Nominations

2022 CODiE Award nominations are closed. 2023 Nominations will open in November.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized program in the business and education technology industries. Each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

CODiE Award finalists and winners experience:

LATE NOMINATIONS

January 7 - January 20, 2023
  • SIIA Members & Non-profit Organizations: $745
  • Non-members: $1295
  • Non-profits contact the Awards Director for non-profit pricing
  • Enjoy a 15% discount on three or more nominations.

  • All entries must be paid in full by January 20, 2023 to be entered.

  • Please read our cancellation policy and fine print.

By joining SIIA you not only enjoy a full year of SIIA membership benefits, but you also save big on CODiE Awards nominations. As an added bonus, new SIIA members receive their first CODiE Award entry absolutely free when they join**. Learn more by contacting SIIA membership

*Applies only to organizations that have not been an SIIA member in the past three years (expired July 31, 2018 or earlier).

**If you complete your CODiE Award nomination prior to joining SIIA, a credit of up to $995 will be applied to your first-year membership dues.

The SIIA CODiE Awards honor the top Education and Business technology products, companies, services and teams as leaders in innovation and excellence. A CODiE Award win is a big deal for a reason. 

 

In the first-round review, each nominated product receives a detailed evaluation by two expert judges (teachers and administrators in EdTech categories, technology, business leaders, and press for Business technology categories) via a one hour demo. Products are judged against category specific criteria, which levels the playing field between industry giants and startups, so the very best products rise to the top. Each and every nomination receives detailed feedback from 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 named finalists. Finalists receive a second-round, peer review, by SIIA members and teams of experts, providing even more exposure for your product.

 

The scores of both rounds are combined to determine the winners, and the winners are announced during an Awards celebration June 2022.

 

Each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact. CODiE Award finalists and winners experience:

  • Increased product recognition
  • Increased press, customer and prospect visibility
  • Validation for your team
  • Standing out as the best amongst the competition

 

Note: You may nominate in as many categories as you'd like but will need to complete a nomination for each product and category. Need more time? You may start a nomination and save your information to return and complete later.

FOR PRODUCT ENTRIES:

  • Product name
  • Product description & URL (max 3000 characters)
  • Product launch date
  • Company name
  • Contact information for two people (we advise at least one person be from the nominating company)
  • Select the category you want to nominate in
  • provide a sentence on why your company fits into that category (to ensure you selected the correct one from the list)
  • Upload supporting materials including a brief video 2 minute or write up on how your product aligns to the category specific judging criteria
  • Payment information

 

FOR LEADERSHIP CATEGORIES:

Here are tips on completing the form for the leadership category. Note that these entries will be judged off of the information submitted in the nomination form.

  • Product name = entry name (for the trophy)
  • Product description (max 3000 characters) = abstract of the entry as you’d like listed on our website.
  • Product launch date = select a date at random
  • Company name
  • Contact information for two people (we advise at least one person be from the nominating company)
  • Select the category you want to nominate in
  • provide a sentence on why your company fits into that category (to ensure you selected the correct one from the list)
  • Upload supporting materials including a brief video 5 minute or write up on your entry. Include as much detail, data and results as possible.
  • Payment information

Bottom line, it’s good for business. 

Below are the top 10 reasons to nominate your award worthy product.

  • Marketing Opportunities: Sharing that your company or product has been nominated for the leading technology award is a great message to share with customers, prospects, on social media, at tradeshows etc. to build brand awareness. Becoming a finalist or winner provides a unique opportunity to promote your business to new customers. 
  • Benchmarking: The application process for entering a business award forces you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. 
  • Feedback from Industry Leaders: each nominated product receives a detailed review and feedback by two industry experts (teachers and administrators for the ed tech categories and technology, product and business leaders for the business technology categories). Feedback can be used to guide product development and design, and to share in marketing messages on what sets your product apart from the competition.
  • Increased Credibility: Being a finalist or winning a business or education technology award acts as a 3rd party endorsement for your product and business. A win gives a seal of approval to your products and is a sign of quality for potential customers.
  • Employee Recognition & Motivation: Awards recognize the hard work and achievements of your employees. Use your win or finalist status to boost morale and motivate staff to be committed and innovative. When employees are proud of their company's achievements, they have an excuse to tell prospects and customers why your product is the best in the business. If they're selling your product, it makes their job easier because of the "stamp of approval" from an unbiased source. 
  • Attract New Employees: Top prospective employees are drawn to award-winning businesses. They are looking at awards and company rankings to determine who will prosper in the future. 
  • Land New Customers: When prospective customers see that you've won an award, it can sway them to choose you over your competition. Customers want to do business with stable and high-quality companies.
  • Get Funding: VCs and the banking community look at award winners and finalists to find companies poised for growth. Awards can help small businesses become profitable, get funded, get purchased or go through an IPO.

Be Part of the A Team: When you win an award you're at the top of your league. Use this to your advantage when networking - you have something in common with other top companies you want to do business with. Participating in the winner announcement.

You’re in good Company

The CODiE Awards are a 37-year tradition of honoring excellence in business and Education Technology. Complete your nomination now for a chance to join the winner circle and the ranks of tech royalty.

Click on a year below to see previous CODiE awards winners

REGULAR NOMINATIONS

December 3 - January 6, 2023
  • SIIA Members & Non-profit Organizations: $545
  • Non-members: $1095
  • Non-profits contact the Awards Director for non-profit pricing
  • Enjoy a 15% discount on three or more nominations.

  • All entries must be paid in full by January 20, 2023 to be entered.

  • Please read our cancellation policy and fine print.

2022 CODiE Award Timeline

Mark your calendar with these important dates. 2022 categories and nominations will be announced over the summer.

Nominations November 1, 2021 – January 21, 2022
Early Nominations November 1, 2021 - December 3, 2021
Regular Nominations Nomination fees increase $100 December 04, 2021 – January 07, 2022
Late Nominations Nomination fees increase an additional $200 January 08, 2022 – January 21, 2022
Webcast: 2022 CODiE Award Nomination Info Session
Register Now
December 16, 2021, 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET
Webcast: 2022 CODiE Award Judge Info Session
Register Now
January 27, 2022, 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET
Evaluate: Expert Review February 7, 2022 – April 8, 2022
All Demos Scheduled
(Live demos must be scheduled by March 4 and completed by April 1.)
March 4, 2022
All Demos completed
(If live demos have not taken place the judges will evaluate based on a recorded demo or information provided in the portal.
April 1, 2022
Finalists Announced April 20, 2022
Evaluate: Peer Review April 25, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Celebrate June 8 & 9, 2022
2022 Business Technology CODiE Award Winner Announcement June 8, 2022
2022 Ed Tech CODiE Award Winner Announcement June 9, 2022