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 Retail RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the retailer that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its store or supply chain operations.

Best Manufacturing RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the manufacturer that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve its production or supply chain operations.

Best Logistics/Supply Chain RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the organization that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve logistics or supply chain efficiencies or deliver better services to customers.

Best Health-Care RFID Implementation
This award will be given to the health care provider that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to cut costs or improve patient outcomes. 

Best RFID Implementation (Other Industry)
This award will be given to the organization that has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies or otherwise improve the way it does business. The winner will be from an industry other than retail, manufacturing, health care or logistics.

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

Best New Product
The winner of this award, formerly Best in Show, will be determined by a team of judges at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, and will go to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at the event.

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.

The winners will be announced at RFID Journal LIVE! 2017, our 13th annual conference and exhibition, being held May 9 to May 11, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the Phoenix Convention Center. Each winner will receive a crystal award at the event and be featured inRFID Journal's digital magazine

How to Enter

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