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2019 Tech Innovators Application

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CRN's 2019 Tech Innovator Awards
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Nominations for the 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Awards will be accepted for all categories for the period of September 2, 2018 - September 1, 2019.

Each year, CRN recognizes the most innovative products in 40 hardware and software categories. CRN also recognizes one vendor for overall excellence in technology innovation with its Editor's Choice award.  Applications will be considered by CRN editors during the weeks following August 26th, 2019.

Winners will be announced in the December issue of CRN magazine, and online on

  • Cost to apply is US$195 per product.
  • To qualify, products must have been released or significantly updated between September 2, 2018 and September 1, 2019.  NO EXCEPTIONS
  • See other important restrictions below
  • Winners will be revealed on on Nov. 11, 2019 and will be featured in the Dec. 2, 2019 issue of CRN Magazine.

 -->> SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, August 26th, 2019, 11:59 PM PST <<--


  • Product MUST be available to North American resellers, VARs or solution providers through a channel program
  • Product available only through direct-sales will not be considered
  • Only NEW, never before released products or MAJOR ADDITIONS OF FUNCTIONALITY to existing products are acceptable.  Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Qualifying products must have been AVAILABLE for purchase through channel partners sometime between September 2, 2018 and September 1, 2019 Beta or pre-release products WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
  • Screen shot or product shot is required

Application or payment confirmation: Contact CRN Research,
Award process info: Contact Kyle Alspach,

Make sure you click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of the form to successfully complete your application.  You'll see a confirmation screen, followed by a confirmation email with your completed form attached as a PDF.

COST TO APPLY: US $195 per product

Need to compile your answers offline?
Download the offline application form (Word doc), fill out the form, and then copy and paste the data into the web form.

THE OFF-LINE FORM IS NOT VALID FOR SUBMISSION. The printed form is provided for convenience, or for those wishing to retain hard copy of their application(s). Once you hit SUBMIT, you'll receive a PDF of your completed application(s).  To qualify for submission, it's still necessary to fill out the online form to submit a product for consideration.

-->> SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MONDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2019, 11:59 PM PST <<--

Good Luck!

Kyle Alspach

Senior Technical Editor, CRN Test Center