NFC Forum Call For Entries; 2018 NFC Innovation Awards Open For Submissions

The NFC Forum announced today a call for entries for the 2018 NFC Innovation Awards to recognize innovative Near Field Communication (NFC) products, services and experiences worldwide. Innovators, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and organizations using NFC in new, disruptive and pioneering ways can submit award entries showcasing their work for the chance to win in one of three award categories.

There is no cost to enter the competition. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 2, 2018, and the award program is open to NFC Forum member and non-member companies or organizations. Systems integrators, agencies and media brands submitting on behalf of their clients may also enter the awards.

Winners will be announced at the NFC Innovation Award ceremony and reception held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, co-located with the NFC Forum Members meeting at the Barbican Centre in London, England. A panel of global judges including well-respected journalists, analysts, and industry experts will select the finalists and winners based on innovation, benefits, user experience, and NFC impact. Finalists are invited to the award ceremony and receive two nights paid hotel room in London, an award trophy, global recognition and networking opportunities.

The NFC Forum invites submissions from all industries and categories: smart homes; smart healthcare; customer-focused advertising, marketing, and branding; connected hospitality; smart retail; connected car; Internet of Things; “NFC for Good;” gaming; and transportation, among others. The NFC Innovation Award program will recognize the groundbreaking product, service or experience that features NFC modes including card emulation, peer-to-peer, and reader/writer use cases based on NFC Forum tags within the following three categories:

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

Award Program Offers Networking Opportunities with Global NFC Leaders

Entrants benefit from global media coverage and the opportunity to share ideas and forge relationships with luminaries from the world’s leading mobile device, semiconductor, payment, consumer electronics manufacturers, and solution providers. NFC Forum sponsors members include Apple, Dai Nippon Printing, Google, Infineon, Intel, Mastercard, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony, STMicroelectronics, and Visa. For more information and to enter, visit

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