*See below for the updated  Award Program process.  Any questions can be directed to McKenzie Burns (mburns@cfemedia) or your current sales representative. 

2023 Product of the Year program schedule

  • Oct. 3, 2022: Entries open
  • Dec. 30, 2022: Entry deadline
  • Jan. 16, 2023: Finalists notified via email regarding status
  • Feb. 1, 2023: Finalists announced and voting begins at www.csemag.com/votepoy
  • March 14, 2023: Voting closes
  • March 20, 2023: Winners notified via email regarding status
  • June 1, 2023: Winners announced at www.csemag.com/POY

The process changes are as follows:

  • All programs will be open to entries starting October 1, 2022 and will remain open through December 30, 2022.
  • Any products released within the 2022 calendar year (April 1, 2021 – December 30, 2022) are eligible for entry
  • All products will now be submitted into awards programs through Alchemer
  • All entries have fee of $495 per product
  • Once the entry period ends, all products that were entered will become a finalist
      • All finalists will be featured in “Finalists” eBook, releasing Jan. 2023
      • Each product category will have its own section
  • Voting takes place between February 1, 2023 and March 14, 2023
  • Winners will be notified and their products will be added to eBook
      • This is an updated version of the “Finalists” eBook, but all winners will be featured in the front
      • Each product category will have its own section in eBook
      • Click here for a mock-up of the eBook

There will still be opportunities for finalists and winners to advertise outside of this eBook. The current sales options for next year’s awards programs include:

  • Spot in program “Finalist” and/or “Winners” eNewsletter ($3,500)
  • Services-style email with 4 content pieces promoting the product ($7,500)
  • Bundle of all aforementioned options ($16,995)