Readers' Choice Awards

LABORATORY EQUIPMENT magazine is proud to announce its 5th Annual Readers' Choice Awards celebrating excellence in product design and performance for the tools and materials used by scientists and engineers in research laboratories. Equipment and product suppliers are invited to submit their products for this prestigious award using the attached online submission form.

Products submitted for consideration in this competition should be an appropriate tool or material used within a commercial research laboratory environment and available for purchase or license. The submitted product should fit into one of the 22 listed categories. Please contact Tim Studt at or 973-920-7748 for questions concerning these categories.

Submitters are allowed to submit their own or others’ products to this competition. Submitters must provide a rational technical discussion as to why the submitted product should receive an award in no more than 250 words. Submissions with more than 250-word discussions may be disqualified. URLs may be provided where additional information on the submitted product may be obtained. Materials submitted via general delivery mail or overnight courier service will not be accepted.

There is no limit on the number of entries submitted by an individual submitter or organization.

The deadline for receipt of entries is Monday, February 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST.

Entries will be evaluated objectively by a panel of Laboratory Equipment readers (chosen by the editors of Laboratory Equipment magazine) during February 2013 with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards being made in each category as appropriate. Selection by the judging panel is final. Winners will be notified of their selection by no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on February 11, 2013.

Winners in this competition will be honored at a ceremony during Laboratory Equipment’s Lab Trends Conference in Atlantic City (Bally’s hotel), New Jersey. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Additionally, the winning companies will be given a poster showing their award for use at Pittcon 2013, and all winning products will be published in the March 2013 issue of Laboratory Equipment.

Click here to submit the online form.

Click here to take a look back the the winners of the 2012 4th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.