Change in Voting Process for New Product Showcase at ICAST

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One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, the New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the new product awards competition in 25 categories.

Making up a special section of ICAST’s show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.

VOTING FOR “BEST OF CATEGORY”

The voting process will now be held over a two-day period. The first round of voting will take place on Tuesday, July 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during the New Product Showcase Preview Reception.

Voting opens again from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, for Buyers and Media-Editorial only.

The “Best of Category” winners will be announced during the New Product Showcase Awards Reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Room S320.

VOTING FOR THE OVERALL “BEST OF SHOW” AWARD

The second round of voting for the overall “Best of Show” will take place Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.adjacent to the ICAST Registration Desk.

Buyers and Media-Editorial badge holders will have the opportunity to select one product category from the 25 “Best of Category” winners which will be show­cased in the South Hall lobby of the Convention Center, near registration.

The ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase “Best of Show” winner will be announced at 2:00 p.m. in the New Product Showcase on the show floor.

JUST FOR VOTING FOR THE NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE “BEST OF SHOW”

Any Buyer or Media-Editorial badge holder who votes on Thursday morning for “Best of Show” will become eligible for a chance to win one of three $500 cash prizes. The winners will be announced after the “Best of Show” presentation. Limit one ballot per individual.

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) reserves the right to make the final deter­mination regarding “Best of Show,” “Best of Category” and First Runners-up awards.