The online entry form for the inaugural RVBusiness “Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence” (RISE) Awards program, designed to honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2019 model year, is now available at www.rvbusiness.com/rise-awards.

Managed by RVBusiness Editor Bruce Hampson and Managing Editor Rick Kessler, RISE Awards will be presented in two categories, OEM and aftermarket, with one winner and four runners-up in each category. Suppliers are limited to a total of three entries, although individual products can be entered in both categories.

Winners will be selected from supplier-nominated entries following a review by a select industry panel based on innovation, functionality, customer acceptance, competitive impact, performance measures and other criteria. Products eligible for nomination must have been introduced between Jan. 1 and Dec. 14, 2018. Deadline for entries is Dec. 14.

RISE Award winners will be announced during the 2019 RV Industry Awards ceremony at RVX: The RV Experience, hosted by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The RV Industry Awards are designed as an inclusive platform highlighting the hard work and contributions of individuals and organizations making a difference throughout the entire industry. In addition to the RISE Awards recognizing suppliers, there will be other awards presented by the RVIA and Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) honoring dealers, manufacturers, repair service centers, campgrounds and the “40 Under 40.”