ATSSA Innovation Awards

Deadline to apply has passed as of: December 15, 2017

Judges Visit Participating Exhibitors: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: between Noon - 5:30 p.m. during official exhibit hours
Location: Traffic Expo Show Floor

Winners Announced: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: between 8:30 - 10 a.m. during ATSSA's Circle of Innovation
Location: Convention Center

Recognition Ceremony: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Location: Traffic Expo Show Floor, ATSSA Pavilion

About the Opportunity

Innovation Award

ATSSA Innovation Awards recognize the top three innovative products at Traffic Expo selected by a group of public transportation officials. Criteria for selection includes lifesaving qualities, degree of need, innovation and design and eligibility under the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Bonus points can also be awarded by the judges in several different areas. The judges will visit each of the exhibitors participating in this event during official exhibit hours (Noon - 5:30 p.m.) on Sunday, January 28 to personally evaluate and examine the new product or service, introduced to the industry since February 1, 2017. Winners receive a trophy and feature stories in ATSSA publications.

New for 2018:
Exhibitors submitting an application to participate in ATSSA’s New Products Rollout, the ATSSA Innovation Awards, and/or the New Products Listing must certify that their new, innovative product is not simply a minor, modified version of a previously submitted product. If it is the same product with modifications, any or all significant enhancements, improvements, technology or innovation that has been added to the product since February 2017 shall be submitted on the application. Exhibitors will also include a description or statement of 25 words or less that describes what makes the new product truly unique, innovative, and/or new to the industry.

Additional Innovative Product Opportunities

ATSSA's New Products Rollout:
Exhibitors may apply to participate in ATSSA's New Products Rollout event with new products introduced to the market after Feb. 1, 2017. ATSSA's New Products Rollout is a separate event from the ATSSA Innovation Awards and New Products Listing. To learn more, click here

New Products Listing:
Exhibitors may choose to be included in the New Products Listing to showcase new products introduced to the market after Feb. 1, 2017. Inclusion in the New Products Listing is separate from the New Products Rollout and ATSSA Innovation Awards. To learn more, click here


For more information or questions regarding the ATSSA Innovation Awards, contact:

Mitzi Osterhout, CFO & COO
Office: 540-368-1701


2017 Winner
ATSSA 2017 First Place Innovation Award Winner
MDI Traffic Control Products,
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MDI’s Director of Sales Eydie Case and Product Design Engineer Troy Tapley proudly hold the first place ATSSA Innovation Award, flanked by MDI staff (from left) Eric Larson, David Wilfong, Mark McMichael, Clay Smith, Lisa Sarkisian, Brooke Pignalosa and Chris Kluesner. The award was presented at ATSSA’s 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Phoenix, Ariz.

To view all 2017 Winners, click here