Presented by Electrical Contractor Magazine

2021 Showstopper Entry Form

Did you know that the Showstopper Showcase and Awards is the industry’s longest running recognition program? Electrical Contractor magazine has presented the prestigious NECA Showstopper winners for over 30 years.

The Showstopper Showcase and Awards is designed to identify the newest innovations in products and services for electrical construction professionals. This program is available exclusively to confirmed NECA 2021 Nashville exhibitors.

Congratulations to the 2020 Showstopper Winners!

Submissions will be accepted for products and services that have been introduced in the market between October 1, 2020 – October 1, 2021. 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. 


Benefits of Participation include:

Pre-Show Promotion

▪ All entries receive up to a 15 word description along with two pictures in the Showstopper Section of

On-Site Promotion

▪ All Showstopper entries are displayed in a highly visible location near the entrance to the NECA Show floor

▪ Display space in the Showstopper Showcase.  (Includes signage listing Company, Product Name, Booth #, and 15 word description.

(Note that the Showstopper Showcase opens one hour earlier than the NECA Show each day.
This gives great exposure to attendees who are looking for "What's New")

Post-Show Promotion

▪ Winners featured in Electrical Contractor magazine

•Winners featured on

Submittal Criteria & Rules:

The Showstopper Showcase & Awards is for New Products & Services that have been introduced in the market between
October 1, 2020 - October 1, 2021.

•Products on the market older than this date do not qualify, and prototypes not yet available for market consumption do not qualify.  

• Products that have previously won a NECA Showstopper do not qualify for entry.

• Revisions of existing products are NOT considered “New” and will not be considered.

• Entries MUST clearly describe the product and IF there is a model number, then it needs to be included in the description.

• Note: Final Decisions are at the sole discretion of our independent panel of industry experts.

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NECA 2021 Nashville
Sun. Oct. 10 - Tues. Oct. 12, 2021 
Music City Convention Center - Nashville

Show Hours:
Sunday, Oct. 10:  11:30am - 5:00pm
Monday, Oct. 11:  11:30am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, Oct. 12:  9:00am - 1:00pm

Virtual Show Hours:
Mon. Oct. 11: 11:30am - 4:30pm CT
Tues. Oct. 12: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Wed. Oct. 13: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Future Dates
2022: Austin: Oct. 15 - 18
2023: Philadelphia: Sept. 30 - Oct. 3
2024: San Diego: Sept.28 - Oct. 1
2025: Chicago: Sept. 12-14