BLI’S 2004 “Pick of the Year” Deadline Approaching19 Sep, 2003
BLI’S 2004 “Pick of the Year” Deadline Approaching
Hackensack, NJ—With testing well underway on products that will qualify for consideration in BLI’s 2004 “Pick of the Year” awards, which will be announced in the first quarter of 2004, Buyers Lab has recently set the following deadlines by which manufacturers must get test units into its lab to qualify as 2004 “Pick” contenders: 1) all machines not yet tested that were introduced in August 2003 or earlier must be operating in BLI's lab by no later than October 24; 2) all machines introduced after August 2003 must be operating in BLI's lab no later than November 21, 2003.
Manufacturers who haven’t already made arrangements to have units installed in BLI’s lab can do so by contacting Bernard Lyons, Peter Emory or Pia Bedigges at 201-488-0404.
To qualify as a contender for BLI’s “Line of the Year” award, at least one representative model from each product segment or category must be tested. Also, to be considered for a "Pick" award in a multifunctional category, products must be submitted fully connected and fully configured. In addition, as color has become increasingly important, these products are playing a much larger role in BLI’s “Pick” awards, so manufacturers are encouraged to submit their color units as well.