Get recognized. Throw your hat in the ring. Enter here today.

It’s time to show off your NFC-enabled product, service or experience! The NFC Forum’s Second Annual NFC Innovation Award program is accepting entries now. Submit your application today. Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018.

Watch this video to find out if you have what it takes.


To submit your entry for the NFC Innovation Award program click here.

The award program will spotlight some of the best and brightest NFC innovations. Finalists are invited to the award celebration and receive two nights paid hotel accommodations in London, an award trophy, global recognition and networking opportunities. The 2017 Innovation Award Program featured over 90 entries and were narrowed down to one winner from each of three categories. This year’s program will also have three categories:

  • Best Emerging Concept
  • Best In-Market Implementation
  • NFC For Good

An enthusiastic and prestigious group of industry experts from America, Asia, and Europe were selected to judge each entry. See the list of judges here. This year’s program is sponsored by ThinFilm as a platinum sponsor. Find out more about sponsorships here.

To submit your entry for the NFC Innovation Award Program click here.

Last years’ winners included Dimple Inc., Khushi Baby Inc., and Speech Code GmbH. Read more about the 2017 winners here:

New in 2018: The People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award will give a second opportunity for the nine finalists to win an award. Companies will showcase their product live to attendees of NFC Innovation Day in London. Attendees will then each choose who they think is deserving of the honor and the finalist with the most votes will take home the first ever NFC Innovation Award Program People’s Choice Award.

It’s easy to submit entries for the 2018 NFC Innovation Award program. Just follow five easy steps.

  1. Review the call for entries.
  2. Choose one category where you shine. Building upon step one it’s essential to choose the category that best fits your product, so it stands the best chance of winning.
  3. Tell us your story. Complete the online entry form. Make sure to give us as much quality information as possible so our judges can better judge your product.
  4. Submit your form, including all file uploads. Be sure to include all files that are pertinent to your product before clicking submit.
  5. Save your confirmation email. Make sure to save your confirmation email to confirm that you did follow the above steps!

Get started on your application today and best of luck. We hope to see you in London in June!