The 2021 THE Journal and Campus Technology New Product Award programs honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered particularly noteworthy in the transformation of education technology.

2021 Award Categories

Platinum and Gold winners from each of the following categories will be awarded:

  • 3D Printer
  • Academic Integrity/Anti-plagiarism Tool
  • Access Control
  • Accessibility & Captioning Tools
  • Anonymous Reporting Tool
  • Anti-virus tool
  • Application Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset Management Systems
  • Business/Personnel Management
  • Calculators
  • Chromebook
  • Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement
  • Classroom Furnishings
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Cloud Security
  • Coding Tool/Curriculum
  • Collaboration Tool
  • Content Management Systems
  • Convertible Notebook/2-in-1 Notebook
  • COVID-19 Safety Product
  • Document Camera
  • E-Learning Authoring Tool
  • E-Portfolio
  • Educational Game or Gamified Learning Tool
  • Education Notebook
  • Email Security
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Encryption
  • Endpoint Threat Detection and Response
  • End-user Security Training
  • Firewall
  • Game Used in Esports
  • Gaming Notebook
  • Gaming System (Hardware) Used in Esports
  • Help Desk
  • Interactive Projector
  • Interactive Whiteboard, Display, Flat Panel or Kiosk
  • Internet of Things Security
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Inventory Management Systems
  • Language Learning Program
  • Learning Management Systems & E-Learning Platforms
  • Lecture Capture/Screen Recording
  • Managed Security Service
  • Meeting Software
  • Mobile Device Management Solution
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Multimedia Authoring Suite & Creative Software
  • Network Access Control
  • Network Management, Analysis and Monitoring Tool
  • Office/Productivity Suite
  • Physical Safety Product
  • Projector
  • Remote/Distance Learning Platform
  • Robotics System/Curriculum
  • Security Incident and Event Management
  • Software-defined WAN
  • Student Information System
  • Student Response Systems & Classroom Clickers
  • Tablet
  • Teletherapy/Wellness Program
  • Videoconferencing & Web Conferencing Tool
  • Video Management Platform
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality Headset or Hardware System
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality Software/System
  • Virtual Desktop/Thin Client
  • Virtual Private Network
  • Web Security
  • Wireless Access Point or Hotspot


K-12-specific categories

  • Adaptive/Personalized Learning Tool
  • Classroom Management, Culture or Student Success System
  • Education Networks/Professional Communities
  • Formative Assessment
  • Intervention & Remediation Software
  • Math Program
  • Reading Program
  • Science Program
  • Social-Emotional Learning Program
  • STEM/STEAM Program
  • Summative Assessment
  • Training/Professional Development

Higher Education-specific categories

  • Assessment
  • Degree Audit/Planning Solution
  • Constituent Relationship Management System
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Student Success/Retention
  • Student Transfer Solution

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Winner Benefits
Increasingly, our audience is asking colleagues or turning to trusted sources for honest information about companies, their products and services. Your participation in the New Product Awards is one way that you can provide them the information they are looking for.

Platinum and Gold level winners will be awarded in the above categories. Winners will be:

  • recognized by THE Journal and/or Campus Technology and included on a special winners’ page of the brands’ websites
  • included in THE Journal/Campus Technology promotions and in the official New Product Award press release
  • presented with an award suitable for display
  • granted use of the THE Journal and/or Campus Technology New Product Award logo on all promotional materials related to the winning product


  • Products and services must be new to the market from October 30, 2020 to October 29, 2021. 
  • Entries must be received no later than October 29, 2021 for inclusion in the awards program.
  • A company may enter their product or service in the THE Journal New Product Awards, the Campus Technology New Product Awards, or in both.
  • A company may submit more than one product/service in a category. The same product/service can also be entered in more than one category.
  • Updated versions of previous winning products are eligible.

Judging will begin after all entries are received. The winners will be included in upcoming issues of the brands’ e-newsletters. A panel of judges representing all aspects of the industry will be selected by our editorial staff and will review the submitted materials to determine the winners. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judges, and judges have the sole right to determine eligibility. Incomplete or incorrect entries will be rejected. All decisions are final. To ensure fairness, judges’ names will be kept confidential. Judging criteria includes features, innovation, quality, durability, design, technical advances and impact on learning. Entry materials become the property of 1105 Media and will not be returned.

Regular Entry Fees THE Award CT Award BOTH
First Product $650 $650 $995
Each Additional Product $450 $450 $795
Same Product Entered in Second Category $300 $300 $600
Early Entry discount rates valid through October 1, 2021 with Discount Code EDU21 THE Award CT Award BOTH
First Product $600 $600 $945
Each Additional Product $400 $400 $745
Same Product Entered in Second Category $300 $300 $600

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