What is the Challengers Award?

IWF 2016 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the The IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award®.  The Challengers Award has become known throughout the world for recognizing outstanding companies who have distinguished themselves by developing innovative technology in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the industry.

A panel of 8 distinguished judges, whom are all industry professionals representing a broad cross-section of the industry will review and analyze each entry. The top twenty finalists are announced at the end of May 2016 and final judging will take place the day before IWF 2016 opens. On that Tuesday, the finalists perform live demonstrations for the panel of judges, who then make their final decisions on the most innovative product developments.

The 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® culminates with a presentation held on the show floor on opening day during which the winners are announced and presented with the now familiar distinctive bronze sculpture.

For more information regarding the 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® competition, please contact JP Roberts at jp@iwfatlanta.com or by phone at 404-693-8333.