BCA Product of the Year Program

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Introducing new products to the industry is a critical component of everyone’s success. Creativity through design, technology and forward-thinking ideas create a competitive edge for individual companies and make the industry stronger. As a supplier or manufacturer, the BCA Product of the Year program recognizes the commitment to advancing the billiard and home leisure industry.

5 Reasons to enter the contest

Spotlight
Have your product(s) featured before, during and after the 2020 BCA Expo.

Mileage
Winners will receive marketing rights to promote their award on packaging, in advertisements, via social media, etc.

Booth Traffic
Participation in the BCA Product of the Year Program will drive traffic to your booth.

Leads
Take advantage of buyers visiting your booth to see your entered product(s).

More Products Are Welcome
There is no limited to the number of products you can enter in either of the three categories.

Categories in 2020

Design Award Winner:

Pushes the boundaries in design through the creative use of materials, colors and popular fashion and trends.

Innovation Award Winner:

New and innovative technology – innovation-driven product/service that advances the billiard and home leisure industry.

2020 Product of the Year:

Demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to advancing the billiard and home leisure industry by exemplifying a thorough proficiency in all categories. Receives the most votes in either category.


What are the criteria?

All BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Expo exhibitors are invited to participate in the BCA Product of the Year Program.

For the purposes of this program, product entries must have been introduced to the marketplace after last year’s BCA Expo, and is available for shipment after the close of this year’s BCA Expo.

*Entries must be working equipment. Prototypes and mock-ups are not allowed. No props or product enhancements are permitted to accompany the entry, unless sold that way.


How do I enter?

Assuming the above criteria is met, BCA member exhibitors may submit one entry for each category in the 2020 BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Product of the Year Program.

Fill out the form by the deadline of June 2, 2020


Why participate?

All eligible entries will receive increased exposure via:

  • Promotions via eblasts to retailers and room operators.
  • A prominent company listing on the 2020 BCA Expo website – before and after the event.
  • A feature in the official Expo Directory Innovative Products of the Year Awards section.

In addition to the above, winners in each category will be announced during the BCA Expo, receive exclusive marketing promotions for winning and will be quoted and spotlighted in a follow-up article in the Fall edition of the 2020 BCA Insider.


Entry display details:

Exhibitors must display entry/entries in their booth.

The BCA will provide a marketing “graphic” to be displayed with each entered product in exhibitor’s booth.


How does the judging process work?

  • The BCA Expo committee will assemble a committee of retailers and room operators (buyers) attending the 2020 BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Expo to judge the products.
  • The pre-selected committee will judge the products based on pre-determined criteria.
  • First-place awards will be given for each category.
  • Winners will be announced during the 2020 BCA Expo.

What do the winners receive?

  • Winners in each category will be recognized during the BCA Expo.
  • Winners will get rights to use: “2020 Product of the Year”; “2020 BCA Design Award Winner” or “2020 BCA Innovation Award Winner” in their marketing materials.
  • The BCA will create provide logos for the winners in each category.
  • Winners will also receive a plaque of honor.

Get started today and fill out the form!

Our winning product saw a sales spike of 40%, post-BCA Expo, for customers in our industry.

Dan Pucci, American Heritage Billiards