Yes, as long as you are 18 years old or older.
Yes, non-profit entities are eligible to enter.
Yes! As long as you are not a publicly traded company, you are eligible.
No Z-Wave Labs is completely free to enter.
Head to our website and click the Apply Here link to open the online application.
You must complete all questions in the online application and submit by the deadline of each contest period to be considered for that period’s judging.
One entry per company per contest period.
We cannot advise you on any copyright or protection issues for your product but entering your product does not guarantee you any confidentiality or protection with the Z-Wave Alliance.
The judges rotate every month and come from our Alliance member companies; all have either engineering/technical or marketing and business development backgrounds. They will evaluate ideas based on criteria listed below.
Primarily the entries will be judged on merit but judges will consider attributes such as: innovation, functionality, product design style, ingenuity, breadth of applicability, marketability and ease of use.
Your entry will remain live for the entry period in which you submit. If you are not chosen in that entry period, you may resubmit in the following entry period but additional information will be needed to consider your resubmission.
No, the materials you submit will remain with the Z-Wave Alliance.
We will notify all participants in each period’s competition the status of their application entered within 30 days of the end of the contest period.