New Product Awards Categories

Includes all product management, product development, product engineering, manufacturing, etc. functions. New products and services released in the U.S.A. since January 1 2015 are eligible to be nominated.

Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories for the 2016 ABAs will include

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominee's achievements since January 1 2015 - or, in the case of a new product or service entry, the product or service itself: it's features, functions, benefits, and results to date

b. In bullet-list form, a brief summary (up to 150 words) of up to ten (10) of the chief accomplishments of the nominee since the beginning of 2015 - or, in the case of a new product or service, up to 10 of the nominated product's chief features and benefits

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges.  For new product/service entries these uploads and links might include product demonstration videos, product reviews, images, etc.

Every new product or service nominated in The American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products.  Voting will be conducted by the general public from May 3 through June 3, and the winners will be honored at the ABA awards banquet on June 20.  In early May, entrants in the Best New Product or Service categories will receive instructions on how to promote People's Choice voting to their own customers, fans, and followers.  Note that only nominees that receive at least 100 votes are eligible to win a People's Choice Stevie Award.

Category Groups
Product & Service Categories
Software Categories
Content Categories
Education Categories 

Product Management Categories

Products & Services

P01. Business-to-Business Products
P02. Business-to-Business Services      
P03. Consumer Electronics
P04. Consumer Products
P05. Consumer Services
P06. Financial Services
P07. Hardware - Computer
P08. Hardware - Networking
P09. Hardware - Peripheral
P10. Hardware - Semiconductor or Other Electronic Component
P11. Hardware - Storage
P12. Hardware - Other
P13. Health & Pharmaceuticals - Product
P14. Health & Pharmaceutical - Service
P15. Industrial Products & Services
P16. Media & Entertainment - Product
P17. Media & Entertainment - Service
P18. Telecommunications - Product
P19. Telecommunications - Service
P20. Transportation


P30. Software - Asset Management Solution
P31. Software - Big Data Solution
P32. Software - Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
P33. Software - Cloud Application/Service
P34. Software - Cloud Infrastructure
P35. Software - Cloud Platform
P36. Software - Cloud Storage & Backup Solution
P37. Software - Collaboration/Social Networking Solution
P38. Software - Content Management Solution
P39. Software - Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution
P40. Software - Electronic Commerce Solution
P41. Software - Financial Management Solution
P42. Software - Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution
P43. Software - Human Capital Management Solution
P44. Software - Integration Solution
P45. Software - International Data Protection Solution
P46. Software - Lead Generation Solution
P47. Software - Marketing/Public Relations Solution
P48. Software - Mobile Development Solution
P49. Software - Mobile On-Demand Application
P50. Software - Mobile Operations Management Solution
P51. Software - Project Management Solution
P52. Software - Relationship Management Solution
P53. Software - Security Solution
P54. Software - Social Business Solution
P55. Software - Software Development Solution
P56. Software - Supply Chain Management Solution
P57. Software - Systems Management Solution
P58. Software - Web Services Solution
P59. Software - Other

These categories recognize products, technology and services created by, or for, Media, Publishers and Information Services Providers.

P65. Content - Advertising or Campaign Management Platform
P66. Content - Aggregation Platform
P67. Content - Business Directory
P68. Content - Business Information Solution
P69. Content - Content Analytics Solution
P70. Content - Content Marketing Solution
P71. Content - Content Rights and Delivery Solution
P72. Content - Crowd Sourced Information Solution
P73. Content - eCommerce & Billing Platform
P74. Content - Financial & Market Data Information Solution
P75. Content - General Reference Service
P76. Content - Health & Medical Information Solution
P77. Content - Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform
P78. Content - Legal Information Solution
P79. Content - Media & Information Monitoring Solution
P80. Content - Mobile Publishing Technology
P81. Content - Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
P82. Content - Scholarly Publishing Information Solution
P83. Content - Science and Technology Information Solution
P84. Content - Search Technology Solution
P85. Content - Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications
P86. Content - Service Using Aggregated Content
P87. Content - Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow
P88. Content - Video Platform for Media & Publishers

These categories recognize applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector.

S01. Education - Arts & Creativity Solution
S02. Education - Career and Workforce Readiness Solution
S03. Education - Classroom Management Solution
S04. Education - Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators
S05. Education - Cross-Curricular Solution
S06. Education - Education Cloud-based Solution
S07. Education - ELL/World Language Acquisition Instructional Solution
S08. Education - Game-based Curriculum Solution
S09. Education - Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
S10. Education - K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution
S11. Education - K-12 Enterprise Solution
S12. Education - Learning Capacity-Building Solution
S13. Education - Mathematics Instructional Solution
S14. Education - PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution
S15. Education - Postsecondary Enterprise Solution
S16. Education - Postsecondary Learning Management Solution
S17. Education - Postsecondary Learning Solution
S18. Education - Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution
S19. Education - Professional Learning Solution for Education
S20. Education - Reading/English/Language Arts Instructional Solution
S21. Education - Science Instructional Solution
S22. Education - Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution
S23. Education - Solution for Special Needs Students
S24. Education - Source for Reference or Education Resources
S25. Education - Student Assessment Solution
S26. Education - Virtual Learning Solution

Product Management

P61. Product Development/Management Department or Team of the Year
P62. Product Development/Management Executive of the Year
P63. Product Developer of the Year: recognizing all non-executive product development or management professionals.  There is no entry fee for this category