Showstopper Entry Form

Electrical Contractor magazine has presented the annual NECA Showstopper winners for 30 years. The NECA Showstopper Showcase and Awards is the most prestigious recognition event in the electrical construction industry. 

The Showcase is designed to introduce new products and services designed to help electrical contractors do their work. This highly-effective and cost-efficient area opens each day one hour before the NECA Show exhibit hall.  This program is open only to 2017 NECA exhibitors.

Judging is conducted by a panel of independent industry experts. Entries will be judged on Sunday morning, October 8, 2017, and winners will be notified in their booths that day  A blue ribbon will be placed on winning entries, and a trophy will be presented to the winning company.

Submittal Criteria and Rules - Please read carefully:

 ▪ The Showstopper Showcase and Awards are for new Products and services that have been introduced and are available in the electrical market since October 1, 2016 – October 1, 2017 are elligible. That means products on the market before this date do not qualify, and prototypes not available at the time of the show do not qualify. This program is open ONLY to confirmed 2017 NECA Show exhibitors.

 ▪ Products that have previously won a NECA Showstopper do not qualify for entry, including products that been acquired from other companies and were winners under a different product name.

▪ Entries MUST clearly describe the product and its functions and IF there is a model number or trade name, they should be included in the description.

 • Products/services that do well in Showstopper competition are clearly identified on the Showstopper table display regarding what the product is, what it does, what its key features are, and how they benefit users. Display cards or posters should present information concisely in easy-to-understand language. Exclusive features not previously available should be emphasized, but exaggerated claims and meaningless hyperbole are not received favorably by the judges, who consider entries from the perspective of electrical professionals who are experienced and savvy buyers.

 ▪ To be considered for judging, all entries MUST be set in the Showstopper Showcase area no later than 5 p.m. PST Saturday October 7, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

▪ Note: Final decisions are the sole discretion of the judges.

2018 NECA PHILADELPHIA
Dates: Sunday, Sept. 30 - Tuesday, Oct. 2
Pennsylvania Convention Center
2018 Exhibitor Prospectus
2018 Floorplan
2018 Exhibit Contract

2018 NECA Safety Professionals Conference
Dates: May 21 - 23, 2018
Omni Louisville
2018 Space Contract
2018 Floorplan

2017 LOCATION
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

SHOW DATES & TIMES
NOTE: 2017 will revert back to the traditional Sunday - Tuesday pattern. Please plan accordingly.

Sun, Oct. 8- 11:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, Oct. 9 - 11:30am - 4:00pm
Tues, Oct. 10 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Note: Early breakdown is not permitted. Exhibitors will be subject to a heavy fine, or refusal of participation in future NECA Shows.

FUTURE DATES
2017: Seattle Oct. 7-10
2018: Philadelphia Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
2019: Las Vegas Sept. 14-17
2020: Chicago Oct. 3-6
2021: Nashville Sept. 18 - 21
2022: Los Angeles Oct. 9-12
2023: Philadelphia Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
2024: San Diego Sept.28 - Oct. 1