Showstopper Entry Form







Electrical Contractor magazine has presented the annual NECA Showstopper winners for over 20 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 2016 NECA exhibitors.

Judging is conducted by a panel of independent industry experts. Entries will be judged on Saturday morning, October 8, 2016, 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, 2015 – October 1, 2016 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 2016 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. EST Friday October 7, 2016. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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

Congratulations to the 2015 Showstopper Winners and Good Luck to all who enter the 2016 Showstopper Showcase.




October 8-10,2017 

2017 Exhibit Space Contract

2017 Exhibitor Prospectus

IMPORTANT: All 2016 Exhibitors have first priority on 2017 booth space as long as they sign up onsite during the NECA 2016 Boston Show.
If you are exhibiting in Boston, you MUST complete this form and bring it with a 30% deposit onsite during sign-up Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. or Monday, October 10, 2016 from 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.  

2017 booth requests will not be accepted in advance of onsite sign-up in Boston.

If you are not exhibiting in the 2016 NECA Show, your 2017 booth request will be processed after October 12, 2016.

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Show Hours:
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



2016: Boston Oct. 8-10
2017: Seattle Oct. 7-10
2018: Philadelphia Sep. 30 - Oct. 2
2019: Las Vegas Sep. 15-17
2020: Chicago Oct. 4-6
2021: Nashville Oct 10-12
2022: Los Angeles Sept 18-20
2023: Philadelphia Oct 1-3