What Does It Take to Receive an InterTech Technology Award?
The entry period for the PIA InterTech Technology Awards is currently underway. Graphic communication suppliers and vendors from all over the world are fighting for their chance to have their innovation named as one of the top technologies to impact our industry.
With all the tough competition out there, we thought it would be helpful for you to get some advice from someone who knows what it really takes to wow the judges—one of the InterTech Technology Award judges themselves. Check out the conversation below and get the inside scoop on what the judges are really looking for in an InterTech Technology Award recipient.
PIA: Why did you agree to take part in the PIA InterTech Technology Award judging process?
InterTech Judge: Firstly because I was asked, but after having judged it for a few years now, it is a great way of seeing all the latest technology and how they apply to the market. The judging panel is made up from the great and the good of the industry and it is a great opportunity to share opinions and thoughts on the relevance of an entry and how we feel it will impact on our industry in coming years. Our industry has been hugely innovative and it is great that there is an award that highlights the best of the best.
PIA: What is the judging process like for you?
InterTech Judge: It is extremely pressured – we have a lot of entries to go through and sometimes there is much heated debate. The chair is always very organized and the process is pretty efficient. On several occasions I have been persuaded by other judges to change my opinion on a technology entry.
PIA: What kind of technologies are you expecting for this year’s round of entries?