Award Categories

The RFID Journal Awards were established to recognize excellence in the creation and use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. This year, awards will be presented in seven categories. To learn how to enter the awards, please visit the RFID Journal Awards Web site.

Best RFID Implementation

This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its manufacturing, supply chain or retail operations. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how RFID is delivering real value to shareholders.

Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service

This award will be given to the end-user company that has best used RFID technology to enhance an existing product or service. The winner will be the company that demonstrates how it is using RFID to provide additional value to its customers

Most Innovative Use of RFID

This award will be given to the end-user company with the most novel use of RFID technology. The winner will be the company that best demonstrates how it is using RFID in a new or unusual way to solve a business problem, deliver a return on investment to shareholders or improve customer service.

Best NFC Deployment

This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Near Field Communication (NFC) for consumer or other applications. 

Best New Product

The winner of this award, formerly Best in Show, will be determined by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, and will go to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at the event.

Best Internet Of Things Deployment

This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Internet of Things technologies to improve the way they do business, enhance a product or engage customers.

Special Achievement Award

This award will be given to the individual who has contributed to the RFID industry. It can be given to an end user, researcher, vendor, inventor, standards developer and other person who has contributed to the advancement of the entire RFID industry. The winner will be selected by the editors of RFID Journal.

RFID Green Award

This award will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve the environment, increase recycling or enhance sustainability. 

How to Enter

The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2016, our 13th annual conference and exhibition, being held May 3 to May 5, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., at the Orange County Convention Center. Each winner will receive a crystal award at the event and be featured inRFID Journal's digital magazine

To learn how to enter the awards, please visit the RFID Journal Awards Web site.