Last Gadget Standing is a CES institution. Now in its 19th year, it has long been the most high profile and, frankly, the most fun product competition at the world’s biggest technology event. That doesn’t mean we’re not always striving to make it better. This year we’ve made two major changes designed to provide more value to all our participants, whether you make the finals or not.
People’s Choice Award
For years, we’ve given a special award, separate from the ten finalists selected by our judges, for the product that receives the most online votes on the Last Gadget Standing website.
But this year we’re taking it up a notch. We’re having online voting for all entrants during the fall. Yes, please use your social media or mailing list to drum up support for your product. We want to help you build enthusiasm for your product in your community. The People’s Choice award winner will be announced along with the other finalists in mid December, and the People’s Choice winner will appear on stage at the live event to duke it out with the other finalists. At the conclusion of the live event, both the People’s Choice winner and the live event winner will receive their awards.
Part of our People’s Choice makeover is working with getgeeked Media to harness the passions of their community of almost 10,000 tech enthusiasts. getgeeked Media helps tech brands build relationships with influential tech enthusiasts through events, community, content marketing, market research, and more.
Last Gadget Standing Program Guide
This year we’re excited to introduce the first-ever Last Gadget Standing Program Guide to provide more value to all participating companies, but especially those that don’t ultimately make the finals at CES.
For a small additional fee, companies participating in Last Gadget Standing can be listed in LGS Program Guide so the journalists, analysts, and tech luminaries who attend Last Gadget Standing know where to find you and how to contact you at CES. Each listing will include a product photo, company logo, PR contact info, and CES booth location.
The Program Guide will be distributed via email prior to CES, handed out to all attendees at the Last Gadget Standing finals at CES, and made available at select other Living in Digital Times events at CES 2019.
To make sure your products are included in the Last Gadget Standing Program Guide, just check the appropriate box in the Last Gadget Standing Application Form.