New Product Contest

The 2023 New Product Contest application is now closed. Stay tuned for the official product showcase on our website.

What is the new product contest?

Learning about the latest new products, technologies and services is a top priority for those in the irrigation industry, and it is one of the main reasons attendees come to the Irrigation Show!

The annual new product contest — held during the Irrigation Show — showcases the best new products to hit the irrigation and landscape lighting markets in the last year.

Why enter the contest? Exposure, exposure, exposure

All product entries are included in the online product gallery which will link each entry directly to the submitting company’s website. The product presentations will be held live in the Innovation Hubs on the exhibit floor on Wednesday, Nov. 29 during the 2023 Irrigation Show. In addition, all product entries will be displayed in the new product contest area on the exhibit floor. Over 4,000 show attendees will be able to view both the presentations and products live during the show.

What do past winners say?
How has winning a new product contest award helped you gain exposure in the industry?
We have consistently talked about having won with customers, prospects, partners and with our team internally. Winning this award provides exposure to those who need to see what’s now possible. — Mike Haldane, Director of Commercial Operations, Calsense


One award will be presented for each tier in each category. Winners will receive

  • an award or certificate suitable for display.
  • free publicity to industry media, including social media posts and a press release.
  • customized new product contest logo artwork for company marketing.
  • recognition on the Irrigation Show website.
  • recognition in the Fall issue of Irrigation Today (ag irrigation category).
  • recognition in Issue 3 of Irrigation & Lighting (landscape irrigation and landscape lighting categories).

Disclaimer: The Irrigation Show new product contest entries are judged by a panel of industry experts based on information provided by the competition entrants. Judges that may have a conflict of interest do not judge a particular category or product to remain fair. The new product contest award is not a warranty, endorsement or approval of these products.

View the 2022 New Product Contest winners, the 2022 Product Showcase and past winners

New for 2023

Judging/product presentations are returning LIVE to the exhibit floor and will be held in the Innovation Hubs on Wednesday, Nov. 29! Learn more.

Beginning in 2023, each contest category will be subdivided into company annual revenue tiers based on the company’s most recently completed calendar/fiscal year. The two category tiers are 1) companies with annual revenue greater than or equal to $20 million, and 2) companies with annual revenue of less than $20 million. Learn more.

A maximum of three entries per category are permitted per company. Divisions that operate under a separate name will be handled as a separate company. Learn more.

Dates & Fees  
Contest dates
     •  Applications open – July 17
     •  Application deadline – Aug. 31
     •  Product setup at the show – Nov. 28
     •  Presentations and judging – Nov. 29
     •  Announcement of winners – Nov. 30
     •  $1,000 – first product
     •  $550 – each additional product
A separate agreement form must be submitted per entry.
Payment is required at the time of application submission for each entry.