The Wi-Fi Awards

About the Awards

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Deadlines


September 15th-October 15th :  Submission/nominations will be accepted

October 16th-November 15th: Top 5 finalists will be selected

November 16th-December 15th: Community Voting for Award Recipients

February 2020: Award Recipients will be announced at WLPC

Company Awards

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 Company Leadership of the Year


Product Awards

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Product of the Year

Innovation of the Year

People/Individual Awards

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Rookie of the Year

Content Contribution of the Year

Lifetime Achievement, Keith R. Parsons Award

The Keith R. Parsons Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for exhibiting exceptional leadership, knowledge, service and a passion for excellence in the Wireless Community. Through his/her actions and contributions, the recipient improves the community as a whole.


The Keith R. Parsons Lifetime Achievement Award is selected by Keith and nominations or submissions are not accepted for this award. 

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Company Awards

Company Leadership of the Year Award

The Company Leadership of the Year Award recognizes a Company with an eye for innovation and the vision to execute on it, demonstrates strong ethical standards, and exhibits leadership with its employees and customers within its industry. They exhibit forward thinking philosophy, clear Company Vision, and excellence through on-going development of Company culture. 

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Company Award Criteria

Company Leadership of the Year Award

1. Innovation 

Does the Company demonstrate passion and introduce high quality innovative products that provide significant improvements to standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category? 


2. Leadership

Does the Company provide thought leadership, or other leadership roles within the community? 


3. Business Practices

Does the company exhibit high ethical standards? Do they continually seek new ways to enhance and promote the Wireless Community?


4. Strong Communication and Collaboration

Does the Company express its vision clearly and make itself accessible to the community? Do they build trust through collaboration? 

If your Company demonstrates passion and leadership while enhancing the Community as a whole, we want to recognize you!  Click the link below to submit your application today! 

Product Awards

Innovation of the Year

The Innovation of the Year Award recognizes innovation in a product, manufacturing or a service, by an organization or an individual. This award is designed to reflect capstone achievements and the spirit of innovation and experimentation, that provide value to the community.


Product of the Year

The Product of the Year Award recognizes a high-quality product or service for overall impact on the community, and innovation of technology by an organization or an individual. This product addresses a challenge/solution in the market, integrates with other products to improve functionality and provides value to the community.

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Product Award Criteria

Innovation of the Year Award

1. Innovation Does the product introduce new features/specifications or provide such significant improvements to standard capabilities to the degree that it stands out within its product category?


2. Challenges/Solutions  Does the Product address a challenge/process,  detail objectives/constraints; and site and/or design challenges.


3. Ease of integration into environment 

How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified/tested by a significant number of WLAN Professionals?


4. Ease of use and manageability 

Is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the help of professional services on an ongoing basis? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


5. Value 

Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain?


6. Functionality 

Does the product deliver as promised? Is the product's feature set complete and more than adequate to handle its job? Does the product provide greater or more useful functionality than others in its category? Are there any serious functional omissions?

If your Product demonstrates innovation, helps solve an industry challenge, and provides significant value to the community, we want to recognize you!  Click the link below to submit your application today!

Product of the Year Award

1. Challenges/Solutions  Does the Product address a challenge/process,  detail objectives/constraints; and site and/or design challenges.


2. Ease of integration into environment 

How easily does the product integrate with other products - both from the same vendor and others? Can the product operate effectively in heterogeneous environments? Has the product been certified/tested by a significant number of WLAN Professionals?


3. Ease of use and manageability 

Is the product easy to install? Are the product's interfaces intuitive? Are the product's functions clear, easy to learn and to run? Is the product likely to require the help of professional services on an ongoing basis? Will the product scale smoothly to accommodate growth in an environment?


4. Value 

Does the product represent a cost-effective solution? Can the ROI be easily justified? If the product is expensive or represents an additional cost, is the added functionality worth the price? Will the product be cost effective to maintain?


5. Functionality 

Does the product deliver as promised? Is the product's feature set complete and more than adequate to handle its job? Does the product provide greater or more useful functionality than others in its category? Are there any serious functional omissions?

If your Product demonstrates innovation, helps solve an industry challenge, and provides significant value to the community, we want to recognize you!  Click the link below to submit your application today!

Person/Individual Contribution Awards

Rookie of the Year 

The Rookie of the Year award recognizes the achievements and professionalism of an individual who has been involved in the Wireless Community for less than two years. The eligible “Rookies” are those newcomers to the profession, whose enthusiasm, achievement, and professionalism show strong indications for success in the field, as well as promise for leadership in the industry.


Content Contribution of the Year (Blog/Video/Podcast)

The Content Contribution of the Year Award honors the outstanding contributors who author peer-reviewed research, highlight industry trends and significant impacts to technology and innovation, or their own perspective navigating the Wireless Community.

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Person/Individual Contribution Award Criteria

Rookie of the Year Award

The purpose of the Rookie of the Year Award is to recognize and distinguish a relative new comer who has shown outstanding performance/knowledge/contribution to the WLAN Community. Does the candidate exhibit the following characteristics:


1. Professionalism

2. Strong Business Practices

3. Strong desire to increase knowledge and understanding

4. Passion and enthusiasm for the WLAN Community

Do you know someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about the Wi-Fi Community?  Or does it sound like you? Click the link below to submit the application.

Content Contribution of the Year Award

The Content Contribution of the Year Award honors the outstanding contributors who author peer-reviewed research, highlight industry trends and significant impacts to technology and innovation, or their own perspective navigating the Wireless Community.  Does the submitted/nominated content demonstrate the following:


1. Unique Perspective

2. Highlight relevant topics to the WLAN Community

3. Well-constructed and developed discussion points

Do you know someone who has a unique perspective, or outstanding content?  Does it sound like you? Click the link below to submit the application.