2017 faq

In its 16th year in the US and its second year in Asia, it is one of the best loved and longest running events at CES. Based on the notion that the crowd always knows best; the contest asks a live audience to pick the “most likely to succeed product”.
From a group of exciting new products, our distinguished judges choose the top ten finalists. At the live event the audience picks a “Live Show Winner.” Past winners in the US include: Matrix Powerwatch, Linksys Velop, Ripple, the Lytro camera, Kevo Smart Lock, the Eye-Fi Card and even OnStar in its humble beginnings.
The ten finalists each have 4 minutes to demo their product in a creative and fast paced show hosted by veteran journalist Robin Raskin. There’s a trivia contest/swag giveaway in the middle, and at the end the audience votes for the best gadget to crown as the “Last Gadget Standing.” A press release is issued immediately after.
On June 7, 2017, 11:00 am at the N5 Stage, Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. You need a CES Asia badge to access the showfloor.
Yes, the contest is open to all CES Asia exhibitors free of charge.
You can find the application here. All you need to do is describe your product and send photos.
Yes, we want you to nominate your own product.
The product should be new – not older than 2016, and must be shipping by Q2 of 2018. In addition, the company must be an exhibitor at CES ASIA 2017.
All of our judges sign NDA agreements in order to look at NDA products. We can only accommodate 3 NDA products in our final group but you can contact [email protected] to discuss NDA submissions.
Our judges carefully evaluate the products, looking for innovation and staying power. Narrowing the group to ten is insanely difficult, but we manage.
The “Live Winner” is selected by the audience at the event.
There are trophies handed out at the event with live photos and press. Plus you get a badge to post on your web site as the winner.