The Industry Awards are the final steps of a months-long process to recognize and honor those in the mobile electronics industry that best exemplify the professionalism, business ethics, service and expertise we want consumers to think of when they do business in our industry. Traditionally, it starts with recognizing the Top Installers and Top Retailers in the nation. Through peer and consumer voting, the list is narrowed to the “Top 12” retailers and installers, and these finalists submit materials to be judged by Mobile Electronics magazine’s editors and select industry judges. The winners are chosen and announced at a special awards ceremony during the Mobile Electronics Group KnowledgeFest event in August.

Additional awards are given for vendors and sales representatives. The process for these is simpler: vendors and representatives nominate themselves to be included in the industry voting, and submit videos and other materials to encourage industry professionals to vote for them. Then the three top vote-getters in each category are considered finalists, with the winner announced at KnowledgeFest.