Description: Recognizes an industry professional who has made significant, notable achievement in the past year in a new position or occupation.
Qualification: Candidate must be a an industry professional who has entered into a new position or occupation within the past two years.
Nomination Process: A candidate for Rookie of the Year may nominate himself/herself or be nominated by a mobile electronics industry vendor or retailer. This automatically qualifies the person to be voted on by the mobile electronics industry. Nominees are invited to submit a video highlighting why they should receive the award, with a maximum running time of 5 minutes. Nominations are uploaded to YouTube (public or private) and the links are sent to the magazine staff.
The video need not be professionally produced, but it must answer the following:
- Name, reasons for selecting your current position or occupation
- What resources or inspirations helped you realize your current level of achievement
- The achievements you’ve accomplished to make you deserving of the award, and challenges you overcame as a result
Selection Process: Video submissions are used as a basis for industry voting. Only industry professionals are allowed to vote. The top 3 finalists are determined and announced after all votes are verified and counted.
Award Process: The winner (based on the highest number of verified votes) is announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards gathering in August. The business receives an award and certificate, as well as a digital certificate and logos for marketing.