Awards & Recognition

Entries Now Open for New Product of the Year Award

Spaces4Learning has opened its 2020 New Product of the Year award program. Each year, the program recognizes new and emerging products and technologies for the outstanding contributions they make to K–12 and higher education.

The contest is open to all companies that put a new product (or new version of a product) on the market in the last year (between June 2019 and June 2020).

The early bird deadline for entries is June 5. The final deadline is July 10. Complte details and a registration form can be found at

Awards will be granted in the following categories:

Building Envelope

  • Doors

  • Outdoor Signage

  • Roofing

  • Walls

  • Windows

Building Interiors

  • Carpet

  • Ceilings

  • Floorings

  • Wall Coverings

Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment

  • Auditorium/Performance Space Furniture & Equipment

  • Cafeteria/Dining Hall Furniture & Equipment

  • Classroom Furniture & Equipment

  • Commons/Lounge Furniture & Equipment

  • Indoor Signage

  • Library Furniture & Equipment

  • Mail Room Equipment

  • Partitions & Room Dividers

  • Science/Vocational Furniture & Equipment

  • Waste Receptacles


  • Cleaning Equipment & Supplies

  • Paints & Coatings

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing

  • Building Controls

  • HVAC

  • Lighting

  • Plumbing

  • Surge Protection

Outdoor Environment

  • Outdoor Furniture

  • Recreation Systems

  • Signage

  • Vehicles

Restrooms/Locker Rooms

  • Dryers

  • Lockers

  • Locker Room Fixtures

  • Restroom Fixtures

Safety & Security

  • Access Control

  • Classroom Security Devices

  • Emergency Communication

  • Emergency Evacuation

  • Emergency Lighting

  • Fire & Life Safety

  • Locks & Door Hardware

  • Metal Detectors

  • Perimeter Control (Fencing, Bollards)

  • Traffic Control


  • A/V Equipment

  • Communication (Clocks, Bells, Intercoms)

  • Networking Equipment

  • Office Automation

  • Remote Learning

  • Software

Access the entry form and other details at

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

He can be reached at [email protected]. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at .