RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards Entry Form

The inaugural RVBusiness RISE “Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence” Awards program is designed to honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2019 model year.

RISE Awards will be presented in two categories, OEM and Aftermarket, with one winner and four runners-up in each category. Suppliers will be limited to a total of three entries, although individual products can be entered in both categories.

Winners will be selected from supplier-nominated entries following a review by a select industry panel based on innovation, functionality, customer acceptance, competitive impact, performance measures and other criteria. Products eligible for nomination must have been introduced between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 14, 2018. Deadline for entries is Dec. 14, 2018.

RISE Award winners will be announced during the 2019 RV Industry Awards ceremony at RVX: The RV Experience on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Note: All proprietary information will be kept confidential upon request.

  • In the field following the bullet points below, describe the product, its function, its specific innovation and other relevant information that would qualify it as a Game Changer? *
    Include such items, as well as any supporting data, to the following: 

    • Describe the marketplace conditions that created the need for the product. 
    • What obstacles were overcome in its development, launch-to-market or otherwise? 
    • How did the product perform against its critical measures/benchmarks/targets? Provide supporting data and/or documentation, noting whether it was third party or in-house.
    • Did its development include a strategic collaboration with another company? If so, list the company(ies).
    • How has the product been accepted by its target customer? Include any sales or production data. Describe any competitive response that would confirm your product’s status as a market disruptor.
    • Were there any patents or awards granted (or pending) for the product? 
    • Does the product feature notable efficiencies, such as returnable shipping? Is there a noteworthy environmental dimension?
    • If applicable, describe the product’s warranty (i.e., period, coverage limitations, replacement terms) and/or field support.
    • What is the product’s price range to market (complete all that apply)?
      • OEM
      • Distributor
      • Dealer
      • Aftermarket/Retail
    • Aftermarket Only: Describe the product’s in-store packaging and/or other in-store marketing support material.
    • OEM Only: Is your product registered with NHTSA?

  • Select Documents (Must be .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .jpg, or .jpeg)