Product of the Year Program
Nominations Now Open
5 Reason to Enter the Contest
Have your product(s) featured before, during and after the 2021 BCA Expo.
Winners will receive marketing rights to promote their award on packaging, in advertisements, via social media, etc.
Participation in the BCA Product of the Year Program will drive traffic to your booth.
Take advantage of buyers visiting your booth to see your entered product(s).
More Products Are Welcome
There is no limit to the number of products you can enter in either of two categories.
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.
Best in Show Winner:
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 the 2020 BCA VirtuALL Expo, and be available for shipment by November 1, 2021.
*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 entry for each category in the 2021 BCA Billiard & Home Leisure Product of the Year Program.
Fill out the form by the deadline of June 1, 2021.
All eligible entries will receive increased exposure via:
- Promotions via eblasts to retailers and room operators.
- A prominent company listing on the 2021 BCA Expo website – before and after the event.
- A feature in the official Expo Directory promoting Product of the Year Program entrants.
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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 BCA Expo.
What do the Winners Receive?
- Winners in each category will be recognized during the BCA Expo.
- Winners will get rights to use: “2021 Best in Show”; “2021 BCA Design Award Winner” or “2021 BCA Innovation Award Winner” in their marketing materials.
- The BCA will provide logos for the winners in each category.
- Winners will also receive a plaque of honor.