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Which Innovations Will Take the Baby Tech World by Storm? The Best of BabyTech Awards Returns for 3rd Year at CES 2018
Only Awards Program of Its Kind Honoring Emerging Technology and Innovations in Pregnancy, Baby and Parenting Products
Call for Entries Now Open

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an exciting and highly competitive second year, The Best of BabyTech Awards is returning for a third year to the BabyTech Summit at CES® 2018 with Hearst's Good Housekeeping onboard as the exclusive media partner. Living in Digital Times (LIDT), producers of the BabyTech Summit at CES, today announced the call for entries for The Best of BabyTech Awards at CES 2018. The one-of-a-kind competition recognizes the best-of-the-best in fertility, pregnancy and baby technology and products. The BabyTech Summit, featuring three days of panel discussions, will be held on the LIDT stage, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, located at Tech West, Sands, Level 2, Hall C, Booth #44031.

Submissions will be accepted for the 2018 Best of BabyTech Awards until November 21, 2017. The Best of BabyTech Awards recognize and highlight outstanding achievement in fertility, pregnancy, and baby technology.

Do you have a stand-out tech product for parents or babies? The call for entries is now open here: http://awards.babytechsummit.com/2018-application/. Submissions will be accepted in the following five categories:

  • Baby Eats
  • Baby Learn & Play
  • Baby Safety
  • Fertility & Pregnancy
  • Healthy Baby

The awards program is back by popular demand after a record number of remarkable entries in 2017.  From thermometers to connected nursery monitors, the impressive list of 2017 finalists can be seen here: http://awards.babytechsummit.com/category/finalist2017/

"CES is the ideal place to showcase the products and innovations that are pushing the baby tech industry forward," said Jill Gilbert, producer of the BabyTech Summit and Marketplace.  "With the vast array of products being developed, this competition helps to highlight those that have sparked the greatest interest from both new parents and leading experts in the industry."

The 15 finalists will be announced on December 4, 2017 at http://awards.babytechsummit.com. Online audience voting will also begin on December 4 and will close on January 2, 2018 at 11 PM EST. The winner from each category will be selected through a combination of esteemed judges, including experts from the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, and the online vote, with an additional Audience Favorite award given to one of the 15 finalists selected from the online audience votes. The category winners and the Audience Favorite will be announced at CES on January 9 at 3:30pm, live on the LIDT stage, Booth #44031.

The BabyTech Marketplace will run all show days of CES, January 9-12, offering a worldwide audience of tech innovators as well as buyers, distributors, healthcare providers and venture capitalists an opportunity to see a bevy of leading tech innovations and products in the baby space. Good Housekeeping Editor-in-Chief, Jane Francisco, will be co-hosting the BabyTech Awards program, and will be available along with other key staff for consultations and interviews upon request. The BabyTech Marketplace is located at Tech West, Level 2, Hall C.

"Since 1900, Good Housekeeping and the GH Institute have been a leader in testing and recommending consumer products," says Jane Francisco, Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping. "Every day, our scientists and technologists perform extensive research and analysis of the latest technologies, so we are able to guide consumers to make the best product choices to suit their lifestyle. We are thrilled to partner with Living in Digital Times to find the next great innovations in baby tech."

Deadline & Judging

The deadline to enter is November 21, 2017 at 8 PM EST.  An expert panel of judges comprised of innovators in healthcare, retail, media, technology, parenting and design will select three finalists for each of the five categories. Review the selection criteria

For updates on The Best of BabyTech Awards competition, follow @BabyTechCES on social media.

Recognition for Finalists

The fifteen finalists will receive:

  • A complimentary badge to join us at CES 2018.
  • An invitation to attend a special event during the Baby Tech Showcase where the winners will be announced on January 9, 2018 at CES
  • In addition to the five category winners, one finalist will be awarded Audience Favorite.
  • Industry-wide recognition and media attention through a press release.
  • Potential to be featured in an upcoming issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and on their digital counterpart, goodhousekeeping.com.
  • Winners will have the opportunity to receive consultation by the experts of the Good Housekeeping Institute.

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About Living in Digital Times

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech, Baby Tech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Beauty Tech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES

CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Good Housekeeping

Celebrating 130 years, Good Housekeeping (goodhousekeeping.com) is a leading lifestyle media brand inspiring a monthly audience of 30+ million readers to discover genius innovations, delicious ideas, style-savvy trends, compelling news and best-in-class products for their homes, families and themselves. The Good Housekeeping Institute's state-of-the-art labs combined with Good Housekeeping's seasoned editorial talent is unparalleled. Staffed by top engineers, scientists and technology experts, the Good Housekeeping, which also has five international editions, is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation, and reaches 79.5 million readers and 68 million unique site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Good Housekeeping on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and on the Inside the Institute blog. Follow Jane Francisco on Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact: 
Kristen Joerger
LKPR, Inc. for Living in Digital Times 
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SOURCE Living in Digital Times