April 5, 2021 — Business-to-Business publisher WTWH Media, LLC, has announced the launch of the 2021 Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) Awards, a design engineering product competition that will honor the most exciting new products in a host of technology areas. The program, entering its fourth year, encompasses products representing four of the company’s flagship brands: Design World, Fluid Power World, EE World, and Fastener Engineering. Nominations will be accepted starting on May 3, 2021.
LEAP will honor the best designs in 14 categories: Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Materials, Connectivity, Embedded Computing, Fastener Technology, Hydraulics, Industrial Automation, Mechanical, Motion Control, Pneumatics, Power Electronics, Software, Switches & Sensors, and Test & Measurement.
“Last year’s inaugural LEAP Awards program was another huge success,” said Scott McCafferty, Managing Director, WTWH Media. “The level of excitement from the manufacturing community continues to exceed our expectations, and we’re excited to see what innovations will be submitted in 2021.”
“We designed the LEAP Awards to celebrate innovative and forward-thinking products across the mechanical and electronic engineering space,” said Paul J. Heney, Vice President, Editorial Director, Design World. “Last year’s program featured a record number of submissions, in spite of what was happening in the world at large. We believe that our completely neutral, third-party judging panel is what sets LEAP apart from other programs, and we remain committed to it.”
Entries into the program must have been released since January 1, 2020, have not been entered previously, and be available for commercial purchase in the United States. Deadline for entries is June 25, 2021. Winners will be announced this Fall, either at an in-person event or virtually, depending on safety protocols in place at that time.
For submission information and additional details on the program, please visit designworldonline.com/leap