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2014 MDEA Timeline of Events

The Medical Design Excellence Awards program maintains a year-round schedule of activities focused on recognizing achievements in the design and development of medical products. Companies honored in connection with the MDEA competition should be prepared to take advantage of advertising and exhibiting opportunities made possible by the program. The following is a list of key deadlines and communications dates for the 2014 MDEA competition.

DATE

ACTION ITEM

2013

November 15 Early-bird deadline: A reduced entry fee of $450 is available to entrants whose entry materials and fees are received by UBM Canon on or before this date.
December 6 Standard deadline: The standard entry fee of $650 applies to entries received by UBM Canon after the early-bird deadline, but on or before this date.
December 31 To be eligible for entry in the 2014 MDEA competition, all entered products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by this date.
   

2014

January 22 Final deadline: The late entry fee of $750 is required for entries received after the standard deadline, but on or before this date. For an entry to be considered on time for the 2014 MDEA competition, all required entry materials and entry fees must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.
January 24 Deadline for Sample Products to be submitted along with any necessary accompanying materials such as assembly, set up, or user instructions. To be considered during the MDEA judging, all recommended materials, including sample products, must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.
January Submitters and manufacturers receive acknowledgement of their entry along with notification of missing information or required items, as well as suggestions for recommended items. Entrants should review the Entry Materials Checklist for a helpful checklist of all required and recommended entry materials.
January 29-30 Description and Contact Approval Letter is e-mailed to submitters for required final confirmation of essential entry information.
February 5 Deadline for return of Description and Contact Approval Letter, the final opportunity to correct essential product information or nominate suppliers.
February 11-13 MDEA showcase at the 2014 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event (www.MDMWest.com), in Anaheim, CA, features winning and finalists products from the 2013 MDEA competition.
February 15-17 Jurors convene in Los Angeles to judge entries in the 2014 MDEA competition.
March 3 Manufacturers, Submitters, and Suppliers of MDEA-finalist products receive advance notification of their finalist status via e-mail, including Finalist Hub and Logos.
March 7 Ad closing deadline for the April issue of MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) magazine, offering bonus coverage for MDEA-finalists and their suppliers. Materials due March 14th.
March–May Sample products for nonwinning entries returned to submitters who have provided a return airbill.
April 2 MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) magazine (www.mddionline.com) announces the finalists of the 2014 MDEA competition.
June 10-12 MDEA showcase at the 2014 Medical Design & Manufacturing East event (www.MDMEast.com), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, features finalist and winning products from the 2014 MDEA competition.

June 11
at 4:30 pm

MDEA Winners ceremony is held during a special cocktail reception, starting at 4:30 pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in conjunction with the MD&M East Event. At the ceremony:

  • The 2014 MDEA-winning products will be officially announced.
  • Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards will be given in each category.
  • One Gold winning product will be awarded Best-in-Show.
  • The 2014 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be honored.
  • The NCIIA will announce the winners of the 2014 BMEidea competition.
June 12 MDEA Winners Hub and Winner logos sent to official contacts at winning manufacturer, submitter and supplier companies.
June Sample products for finalist and winning entries returned to submitters who have provided a return airbill.
November 14 2015 MDEA early-bird deadline: A reduced entry fee is available to entrants whose entry materials and fees are received by UBM Canon on or before this date.
December 12 2015 MDEA standard deadline: The standard entry fee applies to entries received by UBM Canon after the early-bird deadline, but on or before this date.
December 31 To be eligible for entry in the 2015 MDEA competition, products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by this date.
   

2015

January 16 2015 MDEA Late deadline: The late entry fee is required for entries received after the standard deadline, but on or before this date. For an entry to be considered on time for the 2015 MDEA competition, all required materials and entry fees must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.

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